NetJets Europe, the largest business jet operator in Europe, today announced that it is bringing forward the delivery of new aircraft to meet rising customer demand. The company has worked with its manufacturing partners to ensure that 39 new aircraft with a market value of more than $715 million will be delivered ahead of the original schedule. The move is in response to the company’s rapid growth, and very healthy forward order book. The additional 39 brand new aircraft represent more aircraft than the entire fleet of many other European operators.
These new deliveries will increase NetJets’ state of the art fleet by 29 per cent to a total of 174 aircraft. This increase is greater than the 18 per cent – from 114 to 135 aircraft – in 2007. The new deliveries expected in 2008 are from all four of NetJets Europe’s preferred manufacturers: Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft. NetJets Europe is also introducing four new aircraft types to the fleet in 2008: Hawker 750, Hawker 4000, Falcon 2000LX and Falcon 7X.
Mark Booth, chairman and CEO of NetJets Europe, explains: “NetJets Europe’s rapid growth shows that more and more companies and private individuals are choosing the benefits of flying when they want, from where they want, without the delays and hassle of commercial aviation. In response to this growing demand, we have decided to bring forward the delivery of new aircraft, and look forward to another big year in 2008.”
NetJets Europe offers fractional aircraft ownership that allows individuals and companies to buy part of a corporate jet at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership. In addition, it sells the increasingly popular Corporate Card and Private Jet Card that allow customers to buy a block of 25 occupied flight hours with one simple payment.
The company’s biggest markets remain the UK, France and Switzerland however there has been rapid growth in increasingly important territories including Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and Russia.
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About NetJets Europe
NetJets Europe was founded in 1996 and today is the largest business jet company in Europe. As the only pan-European operator with its own fleet, NetJets Europe, through NetJets Transportes Aereos (NTA), is uniquely capable of delivering a consistent, world-class service with an unparalleled commitment to safety and security. NTA is the only dedicated business jet operator to be awarded the IOSA certificate – the highest safety accreditation in the world. In 2007, the NetJets Europe Fleet flew more than 73,000 flights to 136 countries. NetJets Europe employs a total workforce of more than 1,600. NetJets Europe is the marketing agent of NetJets Transportes Aereos S.A., an EU air Carrier.