Planet Nine adds fourth Gulfstream
Planet Nine Private Air has added a second Gulfstream GV aircraft (pictured) to its managed fleet. The Van Nuys operator now has four Gulfstream aircraft in its 10 aircraft fleet.
“We are very pleased to be adding our second Gulfstream GV model under management,” said Matt Walter, Planet 9’s cofounder and Director of Business Development. “We said at the outset when we launched the business that we were excited to be resourcing up to manage a 20-strong fleet. Today, we are well on our way to achieving this ambition, supported by a growing, loyal base of customers who have come to depend on us for safe, reliable, discreet air travel around the US, to Europe and the Middle East.”
Planet 9’s managed fleet consists of two Gulfstream GVs, one Gulfstream G550, one Gulfstream G650 and one Bombardier Global 5000. The company owns five Dassault Falcon 7Xs.
“We continued to fly, repatriating families, when the airlines stopped, but right now we are operating more essential, versus luxury travel, flying doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists and diplomats. We’ve carried out a number of flights bringing medical professionals over to the Middle East and Europe,” said Walter.
“All our crew are wearing wear masks and gloves pre and post flight. Flight attendants wear both throughout the duration of the flight. We’re staying up to date with guidelines from health guidelines from the world’s governments and adjusting policies as necessary. Since mid-March we’ve been conducting temperature checks on all passengers prior to flight with non-invasive thermometers; applying additional questions regarding travel history. All our aircraft are professionally disinfected after every flight and all inflight catering is sourced from the safest restaurants and businesses which implement the safest precautions,” he added. “Importantly, we are checking in with our employees, including crews twice daily, to verify everyone is healthy.”