Crystal AirCruises’ Crystal Skye is offering a double celebration for $19,999 per person
New Year’s seems to be very popular this year. Crystal AirCruises is the second private jet company to market a double celebration enabling you to celebrate the New Year not once, but twice on the same day. Its vehicle is Crystal Skye, its luxury Boeing 777-200LR with just 88 flatbed seats, a bar, lounge and private dining room. U.K. private jet broker PrivateFly previously announced a similar trip using a Gulfstream G650.
The jumbo jet has 88 luxury first class seats that convert to flat beds and a large restaurant, lounge and bar area for socializing
The word unique is often overused and misused, and perhaps one of you will correct me, but Crystal’s new Boeing 777-200LR Crystal Skye strikes me as unique in a couple ways.
It has first class style seats with rows spread 73.5 inches apart in a 2x2x2 configuration (see seating plan below), and while it has very high-end luxury finishes, you can find other aircraft for charter with similar seating dimensions, albeit in narrow body 757s. At the same time, there are a number of widebody jets on the charter market, so while a 777 is comparatively larger than the 787s and 767s out there, it’s not unique just from that angle.
Crystal has been known for its award-winning luxury cruise ships, however, since its purchase by Genting Hong Kong it has been expanding into aviation with its upcoming Boeing 777-200LR customized with just 84 flat bed seats, a lounge and bar area, plus wine cellar. Right now its Crystal Luxury Air division is offering its large-cabin Bombardier Global Express XRS (N989SF) with a passenger capacity of 13 at an hourly rate of around $7,500.