GainJet Aviation has acquired a Gulfstream G550 which is to be based in Athens. This latest addition and the recent upgrade of its vip Boeing 757 with a stateroom and en-suite, reflect GainJet's priority in expanding its heavy jet and corporate airliner market presence.
"The G550 offers the longest flight range capability available on the current executive market today, before the highly anticipated release of the Gulfstream G650 later this year," says marketing director Andrew Hallak.
GainJet's G550 is elegantly appointed with dark wood finishings and comfortable leather seats, and a stylish exterior colour scheme that the company says "oozes sophistication". The aircraft's cabin has been designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience for its passengers, even while hosting the aircraft's capacity of 16.
GainJet ceo James McBride explains, "The acquisition of such a high performance and versatile aircraft is a major advantage for GainJet, especially when considering who our customers are and where in the world they wish to go. The G550's versatility and range, along with GainJet's excellent vip service, will allow for a customised journey tailored to the passengers' needs."
GainJet's fleet is based throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa to provide maximum convenience for its main target markets. The initial base of the G550 in Athens was selected as it can serve all three markets equally. McBride elaborates, "We feel the G550 will be a popular aircraft in all three of our markets, so we've chosen Athens as a central home base location. This gives us good access to most major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa".
The G550 joins an already impressive long range fleet consisting of a vip Boeing 757, a Global XRS, and a Gulfstream G450 among others. GainJet is expecting delivery of its Gulfstream G650 ultra-long range executive jet in 2013, and has other plans to expand its long range fleet even further.