Flexjet Europe readies expansion with first Praetor 600

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Flexjet officially launches its fractional share program in Europe by taking delivery of its first super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600

Flexjet’s European arm has officially launched its fractional ownership program there. This week it is taking delivery of its first Praetor 600 super-midsize private jet. It is part of a US $1.4 billion order for Embraer Executive Jets that was announced in October 2019.

PrivateFly expands City Pairs fixed pricing through the winter

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Private jet charter prices are 30% lower than average on-demand prices, the company says

Private aviation charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Sentient Jet, Flexjet, and Nextant Aerospace), has announced a new and extended list of discounted, fixed-price charter routes for the autumn and winter season.

Last Fall, it launched the fixed price concept between London and Geneva before expanding it for the summer season. City Pair flights accounted for over 20% of its European flights during the period. It also launched $29,000 one-way pricing between New York and San Francisco or Los Angeles, which also continues.

According to PrivateFly, its City Pairs exclusives are 30% lower than average on-demand prices on the same or an equivalent aircraft.

PrivateFly adds large-cabin private jet fixed one-way flight pricing in Europe


The move follows its announced one-way rates via Nextant 400XTis launched in April

Private charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Flexjet and Sentient Jet), has announced new routes to its City Pairs program, offering fixed prices on the large cabin Embraer Legacy 600. The new pairs include London and Mykonos; Paris and Marrakech; and Moscow and Nice – and follow the existing price menu for the six-seat Nextant 400XTi, which launched in April.

In a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the company says its fixed price City Pairs have proved very popular with its on-demand charter clients since the launch, and now account for over 25% of its flights. The new routes and the bigger cabin option have been added following customer demand.

These Large Cabin private jets have the most room for your baggage

Embraer’s Legacy 600, 650 and 650E have the largest total baggage volume of any large-cabin jet, and best of all, all of the baggage storage is accessible from the passenger cabin

So, how much luggage space is in a private jet? If you need lots of room, Embraer’s Legacy 600/650/650E series offers 27% more baggage storage than the next aircraft type – 286 cubic feet, based on data supplied by Conklin & de Decker. In second place is Gulfstream’s G V/500/550 models at 202 cubic feet. The third cluster at 195 cubic feet of storage is the Gulfstream 650/650E, Bombardier Global Express XRS/5000/6000 series with the base Global Express at 195 cubic feet of storage. In most luggage space at 169 cubic feet, the next grouping is the Gulfstream GIV/IVSP/450/350/300 and related series.

Choosing the right private jet for your trip sometimes comes down to how much baggage do you have. Still, when comparing private jets’ luggage capacity, it’s worth noting volume is generally reported in cubic feet, but you will find it split between internal and external storage. While external storage does not mean your luggage is being strapped to the wing, at least some storage areas are not accessible to the passenger cabin. Simultaneously, the internal volume doesn’t mean that the baggage will be in the passenger cabin with you. It simply means that the baggage area is accessible in-flight from the passenger cabin. Even with internal storage, the baggage is loaded through a separate door or hatch so you won’t be disturbed by having bags loaded or unloaded.

How do cubic feet compare to your actual luggage? XOJET, which offers the Legacy 650 as an on-demand charter option, says it can take 10 golf bags, nine suitcases, and six carry-on bags. If you have an odd size or oversize luggage, make sure you have measurements when you are talking to your broker or provider. It has to fit in either through a luggage hatch or the main cabin door. Also, think about weight. Aircraft not only have maximum limits, but weight also has to be balanced, so it’s important to allow the pros to figure out the logistics ahead of time.

Below is a comparison of over 45 large cabin private jets ranked by most luggage storage space.

Aircraft NameBaggage Volume Internal  (cubic. ft.)Baggage Volume External  (cubic ft.)Total Baggage Volume (cubic ft.)
Embraer Legacy 650286.000.00286.00
Embraer Legacy 650E286.000.00286.00
Embraer Legacy 600286.000.00286.00
Gulfstream G550226.000.00226.00
Gulfstream G V226.000.00226.00
Gulfstream G500 (Old Model)226.000.00226.00
Bombardier Challenger 850202.000.00202.00
Gulfstream G650ER195.000.00195.00
Gulfstream G650195.000.00195.00
Bombardier Global Express XRS195.000.00195.00
Bombardier Global 6000195.000.00195.00
Bombardier Global 5000195.000.00195.00
Bombardier Global Express190.000.00190.00
Gulfstream G450169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G IVSP169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G400169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G IV169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G350169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G300169.000.00169.00
Gulfstream G II B157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G II B Hushkit157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G III157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G III Hushkit157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G II SP157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G II SP Hushkit157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G II157.000.00157.00
Gulfstream G II Hushkit157.000.00157.00
Dassault Falcon 8X140.000.00140.00
Dassault Falcon 7X140.000.00140.00
Dassault Falcon 2000LX131.000.00131.00
Dassault Falcon 2000EX131.000.00131.00
Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy131.000.00131.00
Dassault Falcon 2000LXS131.000.00131.00
Dassault Falcon 900LX127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900EX127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900DX127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900B127.000.00127.00
Dassault Falcon 900C127.000.00127.00
Bombardier Challenger 604115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 605115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 650115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 601-3AER115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 601-3R115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 601-1A115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 601-3A115.000.00115.00
Bombardier Challenger 600115.000.00115.00
Source: Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc., July 14, 2018. Seating is standard configuration, provided for guidance only and may vary by owner.


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