Volato will be first to offer Gulfstream G280 on fractional programme
Atlanta-based Volato has announced a firm order for four Gulfstream G280s with first delivery due for 2024.
Adding to its existing fleet of HondaJet Elites, Volato will be the first company to offer the Gulfstream G280 fractionally, preselling fractions in multiples of eighths.
The ten-seat configured Gulfstream G280 brings Volato’s program to the super-mid cabin fractional customer, said co-founder and CEO, Matt Liotta.
“When we launched Volato, our strategy was to initially target the largest segment of the market that was not being directly addressed: short haul flights with only a few passengers,” says Liotta.
“From listening to our customers‘ needs and recognising that our innovative business model is not just limited to light jets, we are excited to expand our model to larger aircraft so that HondaJet owners can fly their edge case missions that are farther or with more passengers, while welcoming a new category of luxury private jet customer to Volato’s superior experience,” he adds.
Volato also said it will offset the CO2 in every gallon of fuel through its programme with 4AIR. Its G280 fleet will service the US and nearby countries.
Nicholas Cooper, co-founder and chief commercial officer, Volato said: “When considering expanding our fleet offerings, the cabin experience and operating efficiency were important considerations. Gulfstream and the G280 was the clear choice as being best in class and we are excited to begin this relationship with Gulfstream.”
Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Gulfstream said: “Gulfstream is grateful to Volato for the confidence they have placed in us and in the Gulfstream G280 as they expand their fleet. The G280 is an outstanding aircraft, and I look forward to Volato’s customers benefiting from its cabin comfort and class-leading performance capabilities.”