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Business jet services stalled by state firms

Aviation firm Metrojet expects the mainland will take delivery of at least 700 corporate jets over the next five years. Photo: SCMP

Investing in aviation infrastructure for corporate jets on the mainland is often complicated by competition from the government-backed companies that run the airports.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 5:31am

Demand for business jets will take off again on mainland, says Gulfstream

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream forecasts that demand will pick up.

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream forecasts that demand will pick up on the mainland after a slowdown in orders last year.

15 Nov 2012 - 11:01am

Bargain hunting takes flight

Two years ago, buying a used private jet would have been unthinkable for many of the mainland's super-rich, who preferred to go directly to aircraft manufacturers for something straight out of the box.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

No room for competition says jet firm

The only business jet terminal operator in the city said it did not need a competitor despite the Airport Authority contemplating a second private terminal at Chek Lap Kok.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Destination China for private jets

International private jet manufacturers are setting up assembly lines in China, hoping to emulate the success enjoyed by foreign carmakers that began operations on the mainland over a decade ago.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rush into private jets is set to slow

There's a new variation on an old joke doing the rounds in aviation circles: how do you end up with a small fortune running a private jet company on the mainland? Answer: start with a big fortune.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Jet maker starts HK flight school

Gulfstream has set up the first flight training centre in Asia at Chek Lap Kok airport, to cater to the rapid growth of private jets in the Asia- Pacific region.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the article headlined 'Private jets go mass market' on A4 yesterday, both a caption and the article incorrectly stated that a private jet holiday could cost as little as HK$12,500 per person. The correct price is US$12,500.

In the articled headlined 'Online crusader blogging for justice' on A4 on Tuesday, the Chinese characters of Yang Jia should have been rather than.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Star power adds lustre to the jet set

Jackie Chan's deal with Brazilian plane-maker Embraer last week puts the martial arts star at the head of a growing list of mainland-based celebrities and businessmen who have acquired a jet of their own.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hongkong Jet's pilot-in-chief

Very few of us can say that there is not one thing we would like to change if given the chance, but Chris Buchholz is one of these people. Blessed with a loving family, a job he loves and (he attests) great co-workers, he encourages people to follow his secret to happiness. 'Learn to follow your heart, both in personal matters and in business,' he says.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Asia Jet's charter service ready for mainland takeoff

Asia Jet, which has the largest business aircraft charter fleet in Hong Kong, will launch a similar venture with Shanghai's China Eastern Airlines in the next two months.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sky opens for jet-set

Nothing says rich like a private jet. They are the sign of true wealth and power, and are usually associated with rock stars and powerful western businessmen. But with the repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis still being felt in the West, a new flight plan is being charted in our skies.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Airbus gives jet-setters the chance to sing and gamble their way across time zones

Love karaoke? Fanatical about playing mahjong? In a specially designed cabin created for the Chinese market, Airbus now lets you do them all in style - in the stratosphere. On board its private jet you can sing and gamble your way across time zones, and without disturbing the neighbours.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Boom time for business aviation as region's economies rebound

With Asian economies recovering strongly in the wake of the global recession, and business aircraft manufacturers increasingly focusing on fast-growing market opportunities across the region, particularly on the mainland, Asian Business Aviation 2011 is set to have a record number of aircraft on static display.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Seventh heaven

Seven cities in seven days; and all in extreme luxury. This is what the ultra exclusive club Barradoro is offering its 100 members who, for US$194,300, can embark on a trip of a lifetime. The indulgent journey begins this July aboard a private jet.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am