Bookajet adds Gulfstream IV to managed fleet
Bookajet has added a Gulfstream IV business jet, featuring 13 executive seats and a rear bedroom, to its fleet and expects to make the aircraft available for general charter later on in the year.
Bookajet’s fleet has grown over the past few months. These include a Global Express XRS, based in Moscow, a market where Bookajet is seeing steady charter activity; a Citation Sovereign at London Stansted, a Citation Excel and two further Beechcraft Premier 1 light jets.
Bookajet is looking forward to welcoming one of the brand new ultra-long range Bombardier Global 6000s next year. To be managed for a private owner, the 6000 will also come on to Bookajet’s UK AOC.
“We are pleased to say we are starting to come out of what has been a very flat and challenging time in Europe,” said Bookajet director Jonathan Clements.
Clements added: “Charter demand is also picking up – from both the leisure and business markets. And with the arrival of these additional managed aircraft we have added more personnel.”
Bookajet is now the sole commercial operator of the entire UK Beechcraft Premier 1 fleet.
“We have seen some consolidation amongst the smaller players which has provided some interesting opportunities,” said Clements. “Our success in significantly increasing our managed fleet over the past 12 months has been down to offering a professional and fully transparent service, delivered by an outstanding team of people.”
Bookajet has just promoted Captain Alex Young to director of flight operations, based at Farnborough Airport.
Photograph: Bookajet directors Jonathan Clements and Chris Rooney with the Gulfstream IV behind