““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.’” ”
Operators Team Up to Expand Asian, European Charter Offerings
Fly Comlux and Deer Jet--which operate charter flights in Europe and Asia, respectively--have agreed to work together to develop new charter markets on both continents. Fly Comlux's fleet includes two Airbus ACJs, two A318 Elites, five Bombardier Global Expresses, two Global 5000s, two Challenger 605s and two Challenger 850s. Deer Jet, a subsidiary of China's Hainan Airlines, has an FBO in Beijing and operates about three dozen aircraft, among them a Boeing Business Jet, an Airbus 319 and a variety of Gulfstreams and Hawkers.