Netjets – Flying in maximum comfort
Above the clouds not only is freedom boundless, above the clouds you can also be spoiled without limits. The largest operator of private and business jets, which carries financially strong customers from A to B worldwide, is the British company NetJets. It’s clientele includes NetJet's renowned business leaders, politicians and world-renowned actors and athletes. To give potential customers the opportunity to experience the exclusive product for themselves, NetJets invited to Salzburg Airport on 16 August, where a Cessna Citation Latitude was waiting for all interested guests.
The guests were welcomed in the Herbert von Karajan-lounge. While offering snacks and refreshments catered by the traditional hotel “Goldener Hirsch”, Netjets gave information on their portfolio and gathered feedback from their guests. Handling agent Salzburg Airport Services ensured that everything went smoothly behind the scenes. Gerhard Padinger and Kenny Maschinda looked after all customer requests.
NetJets was founded in 1964 and has revolutionized and significantly influenced the aviation industry with the introduction of fractional ownership. With 700 private jets, NetJets today has the largest fleet of private and business jets and is the fifth largest airline in the world measured by its fleet. The Cessna presented at Salzburg Airport is able to fly nonstop for up to seven hours and cover a distance of 5077 kilometer. This way of travelling allows passengers to easily reach destinations in remote regions as well as heavily-frequented cities, offering a maximum of comfort and luxury. With its midsize cabin, the Citation Latitude is one of up to four aircraft and cabin classes. The smallest model, the Embraer Phenom 300, can carry up to six passengers while the largest model, the Bombardier Global 6000 can accommodate 13 people.
Regular customers benefit from a quite simple accounting model – payments are based on the number of hours flown per year For example, one can buy one sixteenth of an airplane, which corresponds to about 50 flying hours. Within 10 hours, the desired jet is ready to go where you need it. The journey can be individually adapted to the needs of the passengers, as comfort and the greatest possible flexibility play an important role for NetJets.
As everywhere in aviation, safety has top priority. NetJet's pilots are more experienced with an average of 10,000 flight hours and 50 percent more simulator training than pilots employed with scheduled airlines