Luxaviation Group has added six aircraft to its global fleet – five will be offered for charter and one (a Bombardier Challenger 604) is joining Luxaviation’s privately managed fleet.
The new charter additions are a Bombardier Global 5000, a Cessna Citation CJ2, two new Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 aircraft and a Beechcraft King Air 260.
“Such rapid expansion of our charter fleet shows how powerfully and confidently we are emerging from the shadow of the pandemic,” said George Galanopoulos, Luxaviation UK’s CEO and head of charter sales, Europe, for the Luxaviation Group. “Our ever-growing fleet offers increasingly diverse options to meet the mission demands of any customer. Whether supporting our charter flight clients, or managing the valuable and important private jet assets of owners, we always deliver the highest standards of safety, reliability, value and service.”
Based in Dubai, UAE, the Bombardier Global 5000 can carry up to 12 passengers and has a range of 4,900 nautical miles.
The Cessna Citation CJ2 is presented as an ideal option for small groups with light luggage, flying for up to three hours. It will be based in Baden-Baden, Germany.
The Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 aircraft are the first two of three such jets joining Luxaviation’s Belgium-based fleet in 2022. Carrying up to nine passengers, the aircraft also has wireless CMS that delivers instant control of lighting, window shades and temperature.
Based at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg in South Africa, the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop can carry up to eight charter passengers. Luxaviation expects the aircraft to attract high demand from the business community, for flights to locations including Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 can carry up to nine passengers and is able to fly 4,098 nautical miles, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.83. It will be managed by Luxaviation UK and registered in San Marino, under Luxaviation’s AOC structure. This aircraft will be registered as Part-NCC and not available for charter.
Luxaviation will be exhibiting at Air Charter Expo 2022 at London Biggin Hill Airport on 13 September 2022, and its presence at the event will include a Fairchild Dornier 328 jet on static display. The Fairchild Dornier 328 is a converted airliner. The company described it as “the perfect option for charter flights throughout Europe”, adding that it is extremely popular with groups travelling with oversized luggage.
“The Fairchild Dornier 328 is one of our most popular charter jets in Europe and we’re sure it will gain a lot of traction on the static and will be an interesting talking point at ACE’22,” said Galanopoulos. “Artists and musicians enjoy this aircraft to support their busy tour schedules and may additionally opt to brand the aircraft exterior for that perfect Instagram moment.”
Chay White, Luxaviation Group aviation commercial programme director, will join an ACE’22 panel session titled Innovation update – eVTOL operations within the charter market.