Elegance aloft in the Hermes-designed Airbus private jet

Elegance aloft in the Hermes-designed Airbus private jet

Ask Hermes to design the cabin of your next private jet and the result might not be quite what you expected. Put aside the glossiest notions of the French high-fashion house.

Instead, for this Airbus private jet belonging to Taiwan's EVA Airways, Hermes drew on its storied roots in the carriage trade.

Yes, there's lush finely-finished leather in a shade of Hermes' trademark orange. But there are also solid wooden tables which might come from a workshop rather than a showroom – and that, after all, is Hermes' heritage, beginning some 180 years ago in the harness and saddlery trade.

And that's exactly what you'd want from a private jet styled by Hermes: something that's truly unique, for the most memorable of flights.

This Airbus ACJ319 – the corporate jet version of Airbus' popular A319 commercial workhorse – includes two spacious lounges, a conference/dining area and a private office/bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

It's certificated for 19 passengers, although the ACJ319neo version can fly eight passengers for some 15 hours or 12,500km.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
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