Private Jet Charter: Bombardier Skyjet, the pioneer service for online
booking of private jets and provider of the Skyjet Card, has announced the addition of
super midsize business jets and twin-engine turboprop aircraft to the Skyjet Card
membership program. The two new aircraft categories join a range of light, superlight,
midsize and large business jets offered by Skyjet network operators, for a total of six
aircraft categories, that will expand the range of travel options for Skyjet Card members.
The Skyjet Card, with its simple debit-card format, offers guaranteed availability with an
advance reservation, and the assurance that all Skyjet network charter operators have
successfully passed an on-site, third-party audit.
Skyjet is pleased to offer increased flexibility and value to members through these new
options, said Skyjet Managing Director Chris Milligan. The super midsize business jet
category provides Skyjet Card members with an appealing choice for longer trips at a
substantially lower cost than a large business jet, he noted. For short hops, traveling to
remote locations, or landing on shorter runways, turboprops are a practical solution, he
According to Milligan, super midsize jets offer transcontinental range and comfort without
the weight restrictions of a large business jet that can limit landing options. Through its
network of audited operators, Skyjet is now offering five aircraft models in the super
midsize business jet category, including the Challenger 300 jet. Since entering service in
2004, the Challenger 300 aircraft has become a global leader in its class, with true coastto-
coast range, a widebody cabin generally configured for eight passengers, full-size
galley and spacious baggage compartment that is accessible during flight. The Challenger
300 jet offers excellent long-range cruise speed and a quick time-to-climb capability that
enables the aircraft to rise rapidly above weather and air traffic.
For short hops, the addition of turboprop jets offers Skyjet Card members a cost-effective
solution, at nearly 30 percent less than the hourly rates for a light business jet. Under the
card program, turboprops also offer a lower hourly minimum -- one hour -- compared with
a 1.2 hour minimum flight time for aircraft in the light, superlight and midsize jet
categories. Aircraft offered through the Skyjet network of charter operators include a
range of turboprop models, with seating for five to eight passengers, and all are twinengine
aircraft piloted by two qualified flight crew members.
About Bombardier Skyjet
Based near Dallas in Richardson, Texas, Skyjet was founded in 1997 and acquired by
Bombardier in 2000. Skyjet pioneered real-time, on-line booking of privately chartered
business jets and today is a leader in a broad range of private aviation solutions for its
own customers and other Bombardier divisions. The company offers the debit-based
Skyjet Card, along with the Flexjet 25 jet card, operated by Jet Solutions, LLC. Skyjet
also arranges individual, on-demand trips through its quality network of charter operators.
Skyjet is uniquely positioned to assist customers moving across various business jet
segments -- including Flexjet fractional ownership and whole aircraft ownership -- within
the Bombardier family of products and services. For more information or to book a trip,
call 888-2-SKYJET or visit www.skyjet.com.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial
aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services,
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fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the
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