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Elite Traveler Editor-in-Chief Doug Gollan travels the world checking in on the private jet lifestyle and meeting interesting people.

Brooke Shields and Robert Procop Launch “Legacy Brooke”

In an industry where collaborations are generally short-term and commercial in nature, Robert Procop and Brooke Shields have been friends for over 30 years.  They first met when the young jewelry designer snuck into the back of a crowded bookstore […]

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Lufthansa To Continue Its Focus On Service

Service, particularly for premium passengers, will remain a top focus under new Lufthansa German Airlines CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt. A 35-year company veteran, he most recently headed parent Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s powerful cargo operation before transferring back to head the […]

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Four Seasons To Focus On Beds, Bodies and Experiences

In just over a year new President and CEO J. Allen Smith is getting Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts focused.  During a press briefing in conjunction with the opening of its Orlando property at Disney World the hotel boss declared […]

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JetSuite To Launch Private Jet Charter

JetSuite will be widening its wingspan next month by launching a charter broker service, CEO Alex Wilcox told Elite Traveler during the NBAA convention in Orlando. (Read Elite Traveler‘s Leaders in Luxury interview with Alex Wilcox here.) He said “everyday” […]

Wheels Up To Land In Texas

Wheels Up is going to be wheels down in Texas beginning November 1, opening operational bases in Dallas and Houston.  The private aircraft operator has also signed up “over 30” Fortune 400 companies, Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO announced during […]

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Bombardier Doubles Down On Happy Customers

On the heels of its Challenger 650 unveiling Bombardier is “doubling down” on customer service expanding its fleet of maintenance response trucks to 14.  The additions will mean the mobile repair stations will now be based in Columbus, Houston, Miami, […]

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Airbus Launches VIP Widebody Concept

Airbus Corporate Jets is using its tried and tested A330/340 platform to launch the Airbus ACJ330 Summit, a plane that enables customers to fly “nonstop to the world,” according to David Velupillai of the company.  For example the VIP jet […]

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Deer Jet To Add Six FBOs in Next 15 Months

Chinese private aviation operator Deer Jet is continuing its robust expansion despite challenges in its home economy, according to its President, Zhang Peng.  Speaking during a press conference at NBAA in Orlando, he said the company will open FBOs in […]

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