Lithuania-based charter and management firm KlasJet is significantly increasing its fleet with the addition of three VIP Boeing 737-500s. The aircraft, currently being prepped for operations, will join a KlasJet fleet that consists of a Hawker 800XP; Bombardier CRJ200 and Challenger 850; and another VIP Boeing 737-500. In addition, KlasJet outlined plans to acquire up to four more Boeings, listing fleet expansion among its focuses for 2019.
The fleet expansion will enable the operator to further tailor its services to a client base that has involved special customer segments and groups such as sports clubs, show business, diplomatic flights, and VIP flights, said KlasJet CEO Dovydas Jurgelevicius.
“Insights towards potential business opportunities in newly identified segments let us make the decision and double the fleet,” he added. “With new capabilities, our team will be able to provide the best solutions to a wider range of customers."
To be operational in the first quarter, the first of the three 737-500s will be fitted with 52 business-class seats in red-and-black leather trim. The next, to enter the fleet in the second quarter, incorporates a “blue bird of the sky” design, will have an interchangeable interior that can be configured for between 68 and 102 business-class seats. The third, to join the fleet in the second half of the year, will be equipped with 120 upgraded seats.