Air France launch private jet service
The market for first-class air travel is certainly a lucrative one, with Air France now following Emirates by offering its most valued customers a private jet transfer service.
The service is available to La Premiere passengers with flights landing into or departing Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Upon arriving, passengers can fly out of the airport via a private jet transfer or vice versa on board a Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft, which has a flight time of up to two and a half hours, meaning the service should reach any airport in the UK.
Passengers are treated like royalty by being able to choose their own departure time use the Air France La Premiere lounge whilst they wait. Whilst in flight, passengers are served drinks and a light lunch and have access to tablets and a satellite telephone service, or for those looking to sleep, the leather club seats can recline 140 degrees.
To facilitate easy booking, the service is charged at a standard rate of €2,400 (£1,900) per hour per aircraft for a return trip to or from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The revision of the airline’s first-class offering follows Etihad’s launch of The Residence, a three-room “hotel suite in the sky” that features its own butler and bedroom and accommodates just two passengers. Last year Dubai airline Emirates launched its own private jet service. Emirates Executive caters for up to 19 passengers per flight and services destinations worldwide. Guests on board will have access to a dining area, lounge and shower room, as well as multiple private suites each with fully lie-flat suites and 32” HD LCD screens.
Adapted from Telegraph
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