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Uber for Private Jets Attracts Big Investors

By Zahra Al-Kateb JetSmarter, the app that works like Uber for private jets, has attracted investors from across the globe raising an impressive $20 million. According to sources members of the Saudi Royal Family and music mogul Jay-Z are said to be some of the leading investors. The app, built by 27-year-old investor Sergey Petrossov allows you to book a […]

The Future of Private Jet Interiors: What Should We Expect?

What will the private jet of the future be like? Ian Dryburgh, CEO of Acumen Design Associates, a leading aviation and transport design company, that created ‘The Residence’ for Etihad and the first flat-bed in the sky for British Airways, believes that the potential for customizing the luxury travel experience is more needed than ever. Last year, Forbes Magazine identified customization […]

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Unveil Private Jet

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have taken their world famous hospitality and service to the sky, unveiling the new Four Seasons Private Jet. The experience offers a fully immersive Four Seasons Private Jet experience both in the air and on the ground. Every private jet journey has been re-imagined by Four Seasons, anticipating and exceeding the needs of the modern […]

VistaJet Goes on Tour with Brand New Challenger 350

VistaJet, the leading global business aviation company, has announced a multi-­city U.S. static tour for their new Challenger 350 aircraft, offering a limited number of exclusive viewings to the most discerning travellers in the country. Chairman and Founder, Thomas Flohr, announced on April 22 that VistaJet will introduce up to 10 new Challenger 3501* aircraft, licensed carrier to be appointed, […]

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” the company gets calls requesting missions beyond the capabilities of its current fleet, flights to Hawaii for example, and “we’re […]

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, CEO and Founder Kenny Dichter announced during a press conference at NBAA. (Read Elite Traveler’s exclusive interview with Kenny Dichter here.) By year’s end, after just 15 […]

Bombardier Doubles Down On Happy Customers

On the heels of its Challenger 650 unveiling, Bombardier is “doubling down” on customer service and expanding its fleet of maintenance response trucks to 14.  The additions will mean that the mobile repair stations will now be based in Columbus, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, White Plains, Washington D.C. and Nice. Key customer benefits mean fewer ferry flights for repairs and […]

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. This is no empty claim: the VIP jet can fly from Riyadh to Los Angeles. Price was not disclosed, but the commercial version of an […]

VistaJet Challenger 350 Aircraft Now in Service; First to Offer Challenger 350 Flights in Europe

VistaJet, the leading global business aviation company, is the first operator to offer service on the all-new Bombardier* Challenger 350* jet in Europe. Two Challenger 350 jets have been flying in the company’s European fleet since October 1st, already logging over 110 flight hours to date. VistaJet will add four additional Challenger 350 aircraft to its fleet by the end […]

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 Xi’an, Nanjing and Guilin this year, bringing its total to seven, and add three more FBO locations in 2015. He […]