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PrivatAir eyes larger planes

 - November 28, 2006, 9:57 AM

PrivatAir, the Geneva-based specialist for large executive aircraft charter, announced that it was at an advanced stage of evaluation of additional large aircraft for executive charter. Included on its possible shopping list are the new Airbus 350 and Boeing 787 airliners, which are expected to be on the market at the beginning of next decade.

“We were the first commercial operator of the Boeing Business Jet and the first to implement a scheduled operation with the long-range Airbus A319,” said PrivatAir CEO Greg Thomas.

“Our long-standing relationships with both manufacturers enable us to objectively evaluate the best aircraft on a case-by-case basis,” he concluded.

The company has experienced exceptional growth during the first quarter of this year, with sales exceeding targets by more than 60 percent. To manage the increasing business volume, PrivatAir has hired Natalie Beuchard as an additional charter sales executive. Beuchard has 15 years’ experience with Europe’s largest business jet manufacturer.

PrivatAir’s portfolio of charter products includes executive airliner charter, jet charter, weekend charter programs on large-capacity aircraft and partner brokerage.

PrivatAir (Booth No. 644) is headquartered in Geneva and has operational bases in Zurich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, and throughout the U.S. through its subsidiary PrivatAir Inc. Its 50-strong managed fleet includes executive aircraft from King Airs to airliners, including Boeing Business Jets 1 and 2, as well as four Airbus A319s.    –T.S.