Fri, Oct 03, 2008
Also Includes Options For 10 More Aircraft
SwiftJet and Diamond Aircraft announced a new order this week
for the single-engine Diamond D-Jet, to support the launch of
SwiftJet's new charter travel service across Canada.
SwiftJet has purchased five D-Jet aircraft and has secured an
additional 10 options, with aircraft deliveries to begin in 2010.
With the purchase of all 15 aircraft, SwiftJet would become the
largest operator of D-Jets in Canada, and the first charter
customer in Canada to take delivery of a D-Jet.
"We designed the D-Jet to be the most desirable and attainable
personal jet, so more people can afford to enjoy the benefits of
private jet travel," said Peter Maurer, President of Diamond
Aircraft. "From owner-pilots to commercial operators, a large and
growing number of customers are embracing the D-Jet as we progress
toward certification next year. This new kind of aircraft enables
new kinds of innovative business models, and we are delighted
SwiftJet has chosen the D-Jet for its fleet."
"The D-Jet was designed to be an affordable personal jet, and
soon 20.1 million business travellers in Canada will be able to
benefit from the same cost savings," said Bassam Al-Sarraj,
President of SwiftJet and a 14-year commercial pilot. "SwiftJet
will re-define chartered travel and turn it into a hassle-free, low
cost, private class option that's not just for the wealthy, but for
anyone who demands efficiency. Travelers will have the flexibility
to travel when and where they want, saving the expense of indirect
flights and free from delays caused by cancellations and long
line-ups at customs."
"The D-Jet can land and take off
from many small landing strips in Canada. It's the ideal solution
for small to mid-sized businesses looking to expand their markets
outside the traditional airline air corridors," said Al-Sarraj.
"For example, the Peterborough to Windsor corridor could take less
than one hour from the time the passengers step on the plane until
they get off. Considering that the drive to Windsor would take 5.5
hrs not including traffic, flying on D-Jet makes good business
SwiftJet is Canada's newest on-demand airline that flies
anywhere and anytime to destinations around the world.
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