GainJet adds another VIP Boeing 737-400 to charter fleet
GainJet adds a 68-seat VIP Boeing 737-400 corporate airliner to its charter fleet.
GainJet has added a 68-seat VIP Boeing 737-400 corporate airliner to its charter fleet, which will be used to serve “the large VIP group community.” The new aircraft was delivered on 22 September 2013 to GainJet’s home base in Athens, Greece and it will be added to the company’s AOC.
Once the paperwork is completed, the aircraft will be repositioned to Manchester Airport in the UK. The aircraft will become available for private charter from the end of September and Gainjet has revealed that it has already received a booking from a professional football team.
GainJet purchased the B737-400 from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in October 2012 through Cabot Aviation. Following the purchase, GainJet contracted KLM to undertake all the maintenance and completion work at their Norwich facility, which was completed earlier this month.
The aircraft is the third VIP Boeing 737 to have entered the GainJet fleet. In 2010, GainJet acquired its first B737-300 with a 48-seat configuration and a second one in 2012, with 60 seats.
Captain Ramsey Shaban, president of GainJet, said: “Our two B737-300s were popular aircraft and served our markets well, but they had a few limitations, specifically related to size. We’ve noted an increase in demand from larger groups and with the increased length of the new B737-400 we can accommodate more passengers in a larger, spacious cabin which is complemented by greater baggage hold capacity. In addition the aircraft’s recent refurbishment combined with its younger age means it is in pristine condition.”
Shaban added: “This is a unique part of the industry that can also be challenging, but with our broad range of experience as a VIP operator we continue to offer an extensive fleet ranging from private executive jets like the G450, G550, Challenger 604, and Global Express XRS to our VIP Boeing executive airliners.”
In 2008, GainJet acquired a 62-seat VIP Boeing 757-200 corporate airliner.