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User currently offlineElpinDAB From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 479 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Hi
sorry if this topic has already been discussed, but...

I was wondering why airlines don't operate business jets? Could they configure the biz jets for an economy seating configuration? Or, would this idea simply not be cost effective them?

I think a couple of airlines, such as Qatar Airways Saudi Arabian Airlines operate a few business jets. Are these just for the company executives, or are they run just like a charter operation such as Netjets, etc, or do they operate on scheduled routes?


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Thanks for the replies!
Eric

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting ElpinDAB (Thread starter):
I was wondering why airlines don't operate business jets? Could they configure the biz jets for an economy seating configuration? Or, would this idea simply not be cost effective them?

When DL bought Comair, they also got Comair's business jet charter operation, and is now known as Delta AirElite. They have some a/c they own/lease and they also offer services via FlexJet as well. The costs of operating business jets is rather high (And the CRJ family of a/c are derived from the Challenger 600 series, and as shown by Independence Air, are not very profitable when flown independently of an airline partner), so an airline would have to charge a premium price for such flights, and with such operations as NetJets and FlexJet, the market is already well filled (which is part of the reason why UA's Avolar project was canned).


User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Doesn't China Airlines have business jets? I thought I saw a pic of one the other day...


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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Pan American World Airways operated the Dassault Falcon 20:

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The airline also operated Westland WG-30s and Bell 222s

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Trans World Airways had a Lockheed Jetstar with a modified cockpit, used as a flying simulator:

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And let's not forget that Federal Express started out with Dassault Falcons:

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Singapore Airlines, Learjet 45:

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Air China, Learjet 45 and Gulfstream IV

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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Enterprise Airlines operated a fleet of Cessna Citation IIs to cities in the Upper Midwest, such as Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Baltimore, and others. They were in operation in late 80s, I believe. I can't find their schedule in my collection right now.

[Edited 2006-03-20 04:48:44]


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Privatair has BBJ/A319CJ's flying in commercial service.

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Aerolineas Argentinas has an executive jet. Although I'm not 100% sure i believe the aircraft involved is LV-JTD (B732).
Here's the link to the AR website showing the executive jet services and photos.
http://www.aerolineas.com.ar/ar/inde...ais=ar&idi=es&secc=6&subs=6&tipo=A

regards  Smile



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User currently offlineZKNSJ From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

here in new zealand, air nelson operated a citation 3 for a couple of years

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