Wijet, the leading European taxi jet airline, is announcing the acquisition of 16 HondaJets, the very light jet manufactured by Honda Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Compact, light, super-modern, amazingly fast and fuel efficient, it now empowers Wijet to cover 1,300 destinations throughout Europe and North Africa.
By adding 16 HondaJets to its fleet, Wijet becomes the worldwide official launch airline for the new business jet, the fastest and most comfortable very light jet in its class. The contract is worth $78 million at catalogue price. The first aircraft will be delivered in March 2018 with deliveries staged over the next 18 months.
Top cruise speed and range in its class
The HondaJet is a light, compact and fuel-efficient super-modern business jet. Capable of a max cruise speed of 780 kph, it offers a range enabling Wijet to connect Paris, one of its twelve bases, to destinations inaccessible until now with planes in this class. These destinations include major cities in North Africa as well as Athens.
A new standard of comfort
The remarkably quiet and spacious cabin is fitted with five seats, a private toilet and Wi-Fi, an unparalleled level of space and comfort for an aircraft in this class.
“Bespoke” business air travel at affordable prices
The HondaJet’s amazing performance will enable Wijet to continue offering its clients extremely competitive rates:
– Paris-Geneva day return from €5,040 or €1,008 per seat (*)
– Paris-Ibiza day return from €10,640 or €2,128 per seat (*)
– Paris-Marrakech day return from €14,350 or €2,870 per seat (*)
Wijet is also immediately starting the sale of its now famous Jet Cards on the new aircraft, thus offering guaranteed availability and preferred service and pricing for its first clients.
Wijet will also offer a real time mobile booking app in the course of 2018, both for charter and jetcard clients.
“No other plane today can rival the performances of the HondaJet in its category,” stressed Wijet Group CEO, Patrick Hersent “With this new business jet, Wijet can offer its clients the very best in terms of safety, speed, choice of destinations and comfort at super-competitive prices.”
“After our acquisition of our British counterpart Blink Ltd, this fleet overhaul supported by the HondaJet marks a major new step in Wijet’s growth,” added Wijet co-founder Alexandre Azoulay.
Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino added, “I am delighted that Wijet has chosen the HondaJet to provide their customers with the exceptional experience of the most advanced light jet on the market. I am confident the HondaJet will meet and exceed their expectations with the quietest, most spacious and most comfortable cabin in its class, combined with unrivaled speed, efficiency, and amenities.”
(*): availability date to be confirmed.