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Luxaviation UK, the UK’s largest private jet charter operator, is welcoming a Bombardier Challenger 604 to its fleet, available for charter from April 2017.
The Challenger 604 (G-MOCL) will be based at Athens International Airport with a full-time crew, allowing for last-minute charter requests. Purchased by an existing Luxaviation UK customer for private and charter use, it will be available for charter without the owner’s release. The aircraft was fitted with new interiors and exteriors in 2015.
George Galanopoulos, managing director, Luxaviation UK, says: “There is high demand for business aviation in Southeast Europe but an inadequate supply of quality aircraft. The owner purchased the aircraft to help counter that shortage. The Greek economy may continue to struggle, but the business aviation market remains prominent as wealthy individuals and visitors require transportation during the tourist season; the same applies to the neighboring Balkan countries. The Athens-based Challenger 604 is an excellent addition to our fleet, representing a great opportunity for us to reach out to more clients in the region.
“At Luxaviation UK we offer a state-of-the-art, luxury experience that our clients expect from private jet travel and this fleet addition epitomises our key values of going above and beyond.”
The Challenger 604 can accommodate up to 11 passengers and 3 crew members, with a maximum flying distance of 4,000 nm (7,410 km). Its track-record for dependability and reliability makes it the best-selling jet in its class; with standing space of more than six feet, it provides superior comfort for passengers and crew.
In addition to the Challenger 604 and the recently added Challenger 350 and Falcon 2000LXS, the 24-strong Luxaviation UK fleet also includes eight Embraer Legacy 600/650s, four Cessna Citation Excels, four Citation Mustangs and more. The Challenger 604 will become part of the Luxaviation Group’s global fleet of more than 260 aircraft.
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About Luxaviation UK
Founded in 1996, Luxaviation UK (formerly London Executive Aviation) is one of Europe’s largest business aircraft charter operators. The company provides a full range of business aviation services, including management, chartering, consultancy and sales. Luxaviation UK operates a large and diverse fleet of light, midsize and large-cabin aircraft from bases in the UK and continental Europe. The company is led by co-founders Patrick Margetson-Rushmore (chief executive) and George Galanopoulos (managing director). Luxaviation UK is a Luxaviation Group company. www.luxaviationuk.com
About Luxaviation Group
Luxaviation is one of the largest private aviation operators worldwide, currently managing more than 260 aircraft under the most stringent safety standards. The company’s commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of 14 regional civil aviation issued air-operating certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation manages 24 world-class FBO facilities and 14 maintenance centres worldwide, certified to work on most business jets. Luxaviation currently employs more than 1,600 employees worldwide. Further information: www.luxaviation.com.