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The Record-breaking Bombardier Global 7500 Takes Flight

By Emma Reynolds

To date, Bombardier’s Global 7500 aircraft has the most superlatives of any business-class jet: At just over 54ft, it is the longest; it is the industry’s only purpose-built jet with four fully customizable living spaces, making it the largest; and, perhaps most important, it’s the fastest, reaching speeds up to 710mph with a range up to 7,700nm. The jet broke […]

Getting to Know Jetcraft Chairman Jahid Fazal-Karim

By Alex Martin

Jetcraft has experienced exponential growth over the past 10 years. The company holds a unique position between the traditional broker and the manufacturer. A large portion of the company’s success is down to its focus on preowned jets, where demand has grown far quicker than forecast. Chairman of the Board Jahid Fazal-Karim speaks exclusively to Elite Traveler about his passion […]

JetSuite President Stephanie Chung on Evolving Leadership

By Elite Traveler

JetSuite is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. As president of the charter company, Stephanie Chung is using this milestone to re-evaluate every aspect of the business and ensure longevity with future generations. Let’s face it: There’s no shortage of negative stereotypes about millennials in the workplace. They’re viewed as wanting to advance at light speed to the corner office and to […]

VistaJet Launches Program for Bespoke Travel Experiences

By Emma Reynolds

Global private-aviation company, VistaJet, recently debuted its latest experience, VistaJet World, which offers its members global travel experiences ranging from scientific discovery to exploring ancient cities to going behind-the-scenes of the world’s most exclusive wineries, in partnership with like-minded travel experts. In 2016, the company established a Private Office, which allows its clientele to create bespoke journeys the moment the […]

High-Speed Internet For Your Business Jet Has Arrived

By Elite Traveler

 Buckling into your seat on a business jet used to mean signing off the internet for hours at a time. That was then, this is now. In-flight Wi-Fi lets you stay productive, connected and entertained throughout your flight – if you choose the right Wi-Fi solution. Honeywell invented JetWave to give you the best Wi-Fi experience flying. With JetWave […]

Breitling Releases Limited Edition Etihad Airways Watch

By Alex Martin

Breitling has further strengthened its connection to the world of aviation with the announcement of a new partnership with luxury commercial airliner Etihad Airways. The Swiss watchmaker has been making pilot watches since 1952 when the Navitimer Pilot’s Chronograph was introduced and has developed special editions for a number of airlines including Pan Am and Swiss Air. Now, Etihad Airways […]

British Airways First Introduces VR Headsets

By Alex Martin

Customers traveling in British Airways First from London Heathrow to New York JFK will not only be transported across the Atlantic Ocean but to a whole new world completely following the introduction of virtual reality headsets. The British aviation firm is trialing the headsets from now until the end of 2019 on select flights in First, allowing customers to enjoy […]

JetSuiteX Relaunches as JSX for New Campaign

By Alex Martin

JetSuiteX, the sister company of private charter brand JetSuite, has relaunched itself under the new brand name JSX as aims to distinguish itself as a “hop-on jet service”. The new name, an abbreviation of “Joyful, Simple Xperiences,” will spearhead the company’s latest effort to widen the charter jet travel market. Now in its fourth year of operation, JSX has overseen […]

The World’s First Wine Club in the Sky with VistaJet

By Emma Reynolds

Like many great ideas, VistaJet CEO Thomas Flohr’s VistaJet Wine Program was conjured up over a glass of, well, wine. “I am a wine lover and a fair amount of my friends, who are clients, are wine lovers. When we traveled together, we discovered that the taste differs in the sky [and] on the ground,” Flohr tells Elite Traveler in […]

How Jetcraft Predicted the Pre-owned Private Jet Boom

By Elite Traveler

When the singer Drake bought himself a flashy new plane recently, (a 767 300F), he boldly declared “No rental, no timeshare, no co-owners,” of his newest acquisition.  Interestingly though, he opted for pre-owned instead of new. Christened Air Drake, it’s a 22.7-year-old jet that formerly served as part of Saudi Arabia-based charter airline Mid East Jet’s fleet. Drake is absolutely […]