Deer Jet Co Ltd of Beijing, the largest VIP charter provider in the People’s Republic of China, has taken delivery of the first Airbus corporate jetliner, an ACJ319, that it will dedicate to VIP charter flights, adding capacity to meet growing demand at the top end of the market.
The new aircraft joins an Airbus A319 already being used by Deer Jet to provide some charter flights, and will be based in Beijing.
Deer Jet’s new Airbus ACJ319 features a cabin designed and installed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre in Toulouse. The cabin comprises a private office/bedroom with ensuite bathroom, including a shower, seats clustered around tables, and several rows of first-class seats. It is certificated to carry up to 28 passengers.
“Airbus’ ACJ319 has the most comfort, space and freedom of movement of the many aircraft in our large and growing business jet fleet, allowing us to meet demand from larger groups, as well as clients that want the best,” says Deer Jet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Liu Kaihong. “We continue to experience strong and growing demand for VIP charters, as more and more people recognise the time savings, enhanced productivity, and flexibility delivered by corporate jets such as the Airbus ACJ319.”
“Deer Jet is already well established as a leading provider of VIP charter flights in China, and Airbus looks forward to travelling many more steps with it on the path to growth and prosperity, just as we have done with the airlines in China,” comments Airbus COO, Customers, John Leahy. “Both our companies are looking to the future, and combining Deer Jet expertise with Airbus corporate jet comfort and space is a great place to start.”
Airbus corporate jets already have a strong presence in China, Hong Kong and Macau, where they have already won some 25 sales.
Airbus corporate jets are increasingly offered for VIP charter by operators around the world, with more than ten companies now flying over 15 aircraft on such flights.
Airbus corporate jets are derived from the successful Airbus aircraft families and range from the Airbus ACJ318 all the way up to the double-deck ACJ380, offering customers the comfort that they want in the size that they need.
Airbus corporate jet sales to date total more than 170, with the aircraft flying on every continent, including Antarctica.