“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Jet Asia of Macau has long-range charter plans
Macau, a "special administrative region" of the People's Republic of China, is rapidly developing as a business aviation hub. Since the first of the year, charter operator Jet Asia has added two Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XPs. Planned for delivery are four Hawker 750s and a Project Phoenix executive/VIP-configured CRJ 200 later this year, a Bombardier Challenger 605 in 2009 and a Global 5000 in 2010. Jet Asia expects to offer a reconfigured executive/VIP Boeing 737 or MD-80 aircraft suitable for 24-passenger charter from Asia to the Middle East and Europe.