6 FEBRUARY 2017
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A bespoke service by business jet with individually-ticketed seats between Stansted and New York’s LaGuardia Airport is being planned by newly-arrived indirect air carrier Bliss Jet this spring.
At $11,995 (about £9,500) each way – a fare Bliss says is comparable with legacy airlines’ First Class – services will operate out of private terminals. Discounted fares for passengers booking in advance or purchasing multiple seats will also be available.
Bliss Jet plans to offer a maximum of 10 seats on board large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 and G550 business jets flown by established US charter operators including White Cloud Charter LLC and Jet Access Aviation.
The flights will operate between Sheltair Aviation’s fixed-base operation (FBO) at LaGuardia Airport and Inflight Jet Centre’s VIP terminal at Stansted, with regular services timed to deliver passengers to hotel rooms or back home by midnight local time.
President and CEO David Rimmer said: “The difference between Bliss Jet and the former failed all-Business Class models is they were all fundamentally traditional airline models trying to mirror the private jet experience.
“Bliss Jet is based on à la carte and travellers for the first time can buy a one-way or return seat without the full $100,000-plus charter cost for a business jet experience.”
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