Eastern SkyJets
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2016
HubsDubai International Airport and Ras Al Khaima Airport ,
Focus citiesKandahar, Bagram, Camp Bastion
Fleet size2
DestinationsEntire Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe
HeadquartersDubai, United Arab Emirates Ras Al khaima Airport

Eastern SkyJets was a charter airline, with full infrastructure based at Dubai International Airport, and Ras Al Khaima airport.


ESJ had been operating flights in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Subcontinent region, under its own UAE Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and CAR145 Approved Maintenance Organization.

Hostile Areas Experience

ESJ was a specialist in hostile areas with extensive experience in the Afghanistan territory, and operated daily scheduled charter flights for AeroTech Aviation, connecting Dubai with the military airfields of Kandahar, Bagram, and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

ESJ Customers

Eastern SkyJets was a key regional air transport provider, with clientele ranging from a number of multinational blue chip companies, to government organizations, such as the US Government, the United Nations, and various military organizations.

Eastern SkyJets was the only UAE registered passenger charter airline to be approved by the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP), and held the contract for its KabulDubai service.

End of Operations

The carrier ended operations in 2016.


An Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737 landing in Faro Airport, Portugal
An Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737 landing in Faro Airport, Portugal

The Eastern SkyJets fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[1]

Aircraft In Service Orders
Boeing 737-300
British Aerospace Jetstream 41 1
Total 2 0

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of August 2014):[2]


  1. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 36.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-12-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)