Around the world in 14 days: Flexjet offers luxury private jet tour


Flexjet and Abercrombie & Kent offer passengers the chance to fly on a private jet between seven cities in what might be the world’s most luxurious package holiday.
Challenger 605 close-up

The Challenger 605 is capable of flying nine passengers in a luxury configuration.

Three companies from the aviation and travel industries have teamed-up to offer a two-week luxury holiday package that spans seven cities and flies travelers between Kyoto and Paris in a $32 million Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet.

Flexjet, which was recently acquired by Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation Capital, is offering the Passport to the World package starting at $1.5 million for up to eight people in conjunction with Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel provider, and Jet Solutions, a US air carrier.

“Flexjet is thrilled to partner with Abercrombie & Kent to be the first to offer a customised private jet experience around the world,” said Deanna White, president of Flexjet. “With Passport to the World, guests will fly privately to seven of the world’s most famous cities and get exclusive access to legendary sights and landmarks.”

“Plus, with a private jet, getting there will be half the fun,” she added.

The Bombardier Challenger 605 selected for the trip, includes  Wi-Fi connectivity and leather seats which transform into beds, and is an aircraft that Flexjet know well, as the company was owned by Bombardier for 18 years prior to the Directional take-over.

The new offering from Flexjet is a departure from its fractional jet ownership programme and appears to be part of Ricci’s strategy to reposition Flexjet as a “bespoke” brand.

“Our vision for Flexjet is of a luxury brand with a young fleet, the latest technology, hand-crafted interiors and an unmatched owner experience,” said Ricci in September 2013.

Abercrombie & Kent’s founder, Geoffrey Kent noted that he was looking forward to offering Passport to the World in partnership with Flexjet.

“Travelling by private jet makes it possible to visit some of the most inspiring World Heritage sites in just two weeks, which under ordinary circumstances would be difficult – perhaps impossible – to see on a single trip,” he said. “By combining Flexjet’s exceptional travel experience with Abercrombie & Kent’s unparalleled global travel network – with more than 50 offices around the world – this remarkable worldwide journey is well within reach.”

Travelling in style

Over the course of 14 days, Abercrombie & Kent’s Passport to the World trip will use a Bombardier Challenger 605 from Flexjet’s fleet of private jets to take travellers to marvel at some of the world’s wonders, including Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Taj Mahal in India and Paris’ Eiffel tower.

Days 1-2: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Templein in Japan.

Days 3-5: Beijing, China


The Forbidden City in Beijing.

Days 6-7: Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

Days 8-9: Agra, India

The Taj Mahal in India.

The Taj Mahal in India.

Days 10-11: Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace in Turkey.

Topkapi Palace in Turkey.

Days 12-14: Paris, France

Notre Dame de Paris.

Notre Dame de Paris.