Dutch start-up Bikkair is planning to launch Europe´s first air taxi operation next month from its base at Rotterdam Airport. The arrival of the new operator´s second and third Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets is imminent. Bikkair plans to operate 20 VLJs by 2009 and up 100 in 2012. Bikkair founder Leendert Bikker estimates that more than 80% of the customers who will use its service "will not have flown on a private jet before".
To simplify its air-taxi offering, Bikkair has created the Amulet Programme, in which customers can buy 15, 40 or 100 hours of flying time. Pricing will be about half that of existing regular private jet programmes, says Bikker, who hopes to gain one-quarter of the European market for air-taxi transport.
According to Flightglobal.com