• Lufthansa's SkyRetreat cabin re-imagines the Airbus A220 as a VIP ride

    Business jets don't need to be filled to the gills with the latest technology or even a riot of I-ticked-all-the-boxes options. Proof of concept? Here's a zen-like approach to customising the Airbus A220 for a unique private jet experience. It's the SkyRetreat cabin from Lufthansa Technik, an...

    POSTED 22 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Bombardier’s Nuage chaise adds a luxury note to the business jet

    Despite their name, business jets don’t need to be all about business: their inherent flexibility also allows for some downtime above the clouds. Bombardier clearly shares that philosophy though the latest addition to its Global 5500 and Global 6500 private aircraft: the Nuage chaise loung...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Inside Four Seasons' new Airbus A321LR luxury jet

    Luxury hotel chain Four Seasons is upgrading its private jet experience with the promise of round-the-world tours which will 'evoke the bygone glamour of air travel'. A highly-customised Airbus A321LR will let wealthy travellers take wing from early 2021 and once in the air, enjoy everything fro...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • 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 ...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Now you can earn frequent flyer miles on a private jet

    To the long list of upsides when flying in a private jet – little things like convenience, exclusivity, luxury – you can now add 'pocketing 20,000 frequent flyer miles'. That's the going rate from ANA when you book a charter flights through its Business Jet arm from April 1, 201...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Bombardier's Global 7500 business jet ready for take-off

    Bombardier’s Global 7500 will soars into the arms of its first customer this week as the Canadian company launches its largest and longest-range business jet. Only a handful of jets is expected to be delivered in early 2019, although that number will steadily increase to 35-40 a year ...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Boeing 777X is now a globe-striding ultra-long range private jet

    The Boeing 777x has yet to make its first flight but already this next-generation jet is being spec'd out for a limited edition VIP ride. Billed as the ultimate private jet, the Boeing Business Jet BBJ 777X will be capable of flying half-way around the world, between virtually any two cities &nd...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • Private jet sales surge, even as new models loom

    Buying a used business jet is getting harder – and that’s a sign of a long-awaited shift in the market for luxury planes. Only a dozen or so pre-owned Falcon 7X planes are on the market now, down from about 35 a year and a half ago, says Steve Varsano, an aircraft broker in London. ...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Boeing 737 MAX goes VIP, now available as your own private jet

    Boeing's next-generation 737 MAX is now available in a private jet edition, and the aircraft manufacturer is going all-out to convince potential buyers that its MAX will trump any smaller VIP ride from the likes of Gulfstream or Bombardier. Part of the pitch appeals to the practical: that bein...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • Photos: Inside Melbourne's new private jet base

    With discrete arrival for chauffeur-driven limousines, private customs and immigration screening, à la carte dining, a luxurious day spa and boutique hotel-style suites, the Melbourne Jet Base is undoubtedly Australia’s most impressive airport terminal. Oh, and did we mention the ...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2018 7 Comments

  • Bombardier's next-gen business class seat for the private jet-set

    There's plenty to be said for flying on a private jet, but Bombardier reckons that the seats themselves have plenty of room for improvement – so here is how the Canadian company plans to bring those business class seats up to spec. Christened the Nuage – the French word for 'c...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2018 4 Comments

  • Inside the new HondaJet Elite private jet

    Honda's second-gen HondaJet Elite broke cover at this week's EBACE European business aviation expo in Geneva, which is a magnet for the maker and buyers of private jets – and the VIP ride has plenty to prise wallets wide open. The Japanese company has boosted the Elite's range to 2,660 k...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Airbus debuts new Airbus A330, A350 private jet cabin

    For those times when merely flying first class won’t do, Airbus Corporate Jets can now outfit your own private Airbus A330-800, A330-900 or Airbus A350 with its new Harmony cabin, designed specifically for ultra-long flights. Passengers boarding the aircraft are greeted by an entry lobby w...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • Dassault unveils Falcon 6X luxury business jet

    Dassault Aviation announced plans for a new long-range business jet on Wednesday, renewing a battle with Gulfstream at the top end of the market as demand for the ultimate status symbol recovers from a prolonged recession. The new Falcon 6X plane will be able to fly from London to Los Angeles an...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Gulfstream sees China's billionaires driving demand for private jets

    Gulfstream is counting on China’s freshly minted billionaires and businesses to boost sales as the maker of private jets taps new customers with bigger models that can fly farther. The demand in China is primarily for large cabin aircraft “that will allow Chinese companies to fly non...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Aerion's AS2 supersonic private business jet gets a boost

    Aerion's plans to launch a supersonic business jet could pick up speed following a joint venture with Lockheed Martin to build the a private jet that flies faster than the speed of sound. It’s the first time Aerion, backed by Texas billionaire Robert Bass, has sought outside financi...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • JetBlue founder launches private jet commuter service

    David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, registered a new aviation business this summer in Connecticut, sparking immediate speculation in the airline industry that he might be starting a new U.S. airline. He is – sort of. Neeleman, 57, is joining a plan to launch a charter air ente...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines' old Airbus A380s to become private VIP jets?

    Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s could be turned into the world's newest and arguably the ultimate private aircraft: a double-decker jet for the VIP set. The Singaporean flag-carrier will retire its first five A380s from October this year, to be replaced by five factory-fresh superjumbos ...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Airbus rolls out new private jets with lush Pagani cabins

    What's the fun in springing for a VIP jet if it's got the same boring interiors as everybody else's private ride? This is more of what you want: a slick envy-inducing cabin crafted by the makers of Italian supercar Atelier Pagani Automobili. Dubbed the Infinito, this showstopper is available ...

    POSTED 23 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Boeing private jets to get massive panoramic windows

    Everybody loves the view from an airplane window, and soon there'll be a window to make the most of that vista. It's the SkyView Panoramic Window, designed for Boeing's Business Jet family – so now you've got another option to consider when ordering your next private jet. At 138cm (54.5")...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 10 Comments

  • Melbourne Airport's private VIP jet terminal to open in 2018

    Melbourne Airport will soon have its own VIP terminal dedicated to the highest of high-flyers including celebrities, rock bands, cashed-up 'whales' bound for Crown Casino and others belonging to the private jet set. The curfew-free Melbourne Jet Base, set to open in the later half of 2018, is al...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Photos: Inside a Boeing 787 private VIP jet

    Why settle for a pint-sized private jet when you can have one of the world's most advanced commercial jetliners parked in your hangar? That's clearly the philosophy of one very well-heeled flyer who has bought a Boeing 787 as his (or her) private jet.  It's a bespoke version of the Dream...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 22 Comments

  • Airbus unveils A320neo 'Melody' private jet concept

    Take the very latest Airbus single-aisle jet, the A320neo – add many, many millions of dollars and a dollops of designer vision – and you’ll be the coolest mogul at the private jet parking lot. Meet Melody, a cabin concept for what’s officially badged as the ACJ320neo. Th...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2016 2 Comments

  • Inside Lufthansa's VIP Airbus A350 private jet (with its own spa)

    Here's a Christmas gift for person with everything: a private jet. And not just any private jet, but a bespoke VIP version of the advanced Airbus A350, created by the customisation gurus at Lufthansa Technik. We've previously shared Lufthansa Technik's sleek sky-high styling on a joint project w...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Photos: Inside Crystal Cruises' luxury Boeing 777 private jet

    When a luxury cruise line decides to launch its own airline, you know it won't be business as usual – or even businessclass as usual, for that matter. Instead, Crystal Cruises aims to replicate the luxury cruise ship experience at 30,000 feet on board two private Boeing jets designed ...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2016 1 Comment

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