““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
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.