Linz, Austria-based GlobeAir has added another Citation Mustang to its roster, further expanding its homogenous fleet. Founded in 2007, the operator has established itself as a fast growing business aviation company in Europe, founded on an air taxi model.
“This is truly an exciting start to the year,” says ceo Bernhard Fragner. “In line with our plans, the addition of our new Mustang gives us further confidence that the light jet represents the future of charter flights in Europe, linking passengers to airports otherwise inaccessible by commercial aviation or a larger class of business aircraft.”
GlobeAir says that it generates efficiencies throughout its operation by having only one type in the fleet, including economies of scale and reduced positioning costs. It also has access to airfields such as St. Tropez, Lugano and St. Moritz, which can pose problems for larger aircraft.
Fragner also pays tribute to his colleagues: “Our staff of 80 passionate people, including office, crew, sales, technical support and maintenance, has developed into an experienced and dedicated team, allowing us to deliver on our promise of superior customer service. Our goal is to grow gradually and steadily, without losing our core value. We will continue to deliver a method of travel at convenient rates, with high quality service. The Mustang is perfect for business day trips and family leisure journeys.”
GlobeAir has also adopted a 100 per cent smoke free policy on its aircraft for 2015. Shareholder Mauro De Rosa says of the decision: “It got to the point where we felt that smoking on board not only posed a health hazard but also increased the risk of fire.
“People became very sensitive to this matter and for our crew secondhand smoke exposure is an issue, so we decided to step back and reconsider our policy.”