Plans have been unveiled for ‘ultra-exclusive’ private transatlantic jet flights between Biggin Hill airport and New York.
Flights would operate to New York’s Westchester county airport by US-based specialist operator Bliss Jet from September.
Seats on the 14-passenger jets will cost $11,995 each way, with weekly flights departing from New York on Sunday nights and returning from Biggin Hill on Friday afternoons.
“Unlike crowded business class sections, Bliss Jet will limit seat sales well below the maximum aircraft’s capacity for extra comfort,” the company said.
Passengers would use a private terminal at Biggin Hill, 12 miles from central London, allowing check in 30 minutes before departure.
Bliss Jet president and chief executive David Rimmer said: “We are offering all the advantages of a private jet experience on optimally-scheduled flights that bypass the inefficiencies of business class travel.
“Not since the days of the Concorde has a door-to-door journey between New York and London been this fast or refined.”
He added: “Bliss Jet is for people who schedule time in minutes, not hours.
“We will cater to discerning, intercontinental travellers who seek a unique, private jet experience that is superior to any scheduled premium cabin service, yet far more cost-effective than bespoke private jet charter.
“Bliss Jet security will be supervised by top global firms in New York and London to ensure the safety and security of everyone on board.
“Our security team, complemented by high-level security intelligence, will provide comprehensive, discreet coverage that far exceeds regulatory requirements and the industry’s best practices.”
Rimmer said: “Throughout our careers in private aviation, the Bliss Jet team and I have catered to the needs of the world’s most prominent and successful people, including CEOs, heads of state, royalty, film and music superstars, and ultra-high net worth individuals, all of whom have very high expectations when they travel.
“Bliss Jet will capitalise on that priceless insight to meet, and exceed, the expectations of these discriminating passengers.”
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