Cessna Aircraft said at the NBAA that Germany’s Hahn
Air will this week take delivery of a new Citation CJ4. In a unique move, Hahn
Air will operate the jet as a scheduled airline service, conducted as a
codeshare, between Düsseldorf and Luxembourg.
“No other Citation in the world, nor indeed
any other business jet to my knowledge, is operating with an airline flight
number,” said Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president, International Sales.
“Hahn Air’s CJ4 service will be an IATA-registered flight so a passenger could,
for example, book with an airline to fly to Luxembourg
and receive two boarding cards – one card for the leg to Düsseldorf and one
card for the CJ4 leg to Luxembourg.
And the same principle would apply flying to Düsseldorf via Luxembourg, of
Daniel Rudas, Hahn Air’s executive vice
president and chief operating officer, added: “We’re an established Citation
customer, so we know the CJ4 will bring us the perfect combination of speed,
comfort and reliability for this pioneering passenger service.”