Beijing, 11 May 2017 – Deer Jet, the largest business jet company in Asia, recently launched “Hong Kong-Tahiti Dream Journey”. In addition to enjoying 7 nights of a presidential suite in a local top-level five-star hotel, passengers will take the unique 787 Dream Jet between Hong Kong and Tahiti.
787 Dream Jet was formally taken over by Deer Jet on September 19, 2016. This jet has a spacious 220m2 cabin. Passengers can savor delicacies supplied by Four Seasons Hotel high in the sky and appreciate Primrose Tiara (there are only four Primrose Tiara crowns in the world) in the bedroom on board. This 787 is praised as “the most perfect business jet in the world” the first time it was launched.
Zhang Peng regarded 787 Dream Jet introduced by HNA Group and taken over by Deer Jet as an opportunity for Deer Jet’s strategic upgrading. Facing the restoring global business aviation market, Deer Jet will try a brand new business model, with an ambition to be a world-leading company in business aviation market.
Without a doubt, the service price of 787 is costly. External services offered by business aircraft are charged hourly. The standard fee for a Gulfstream G550 is about RMB100,000/hour, while that of 787 Dream Jet reaches about RMB500,000/hour. However, the flights for the Dream Jet have been booked through June.
Over the years, HNA Group has expanded into numerous directions and acquired quite a few high-quality resources and now it has unintentionally entered a stage of resource integration. In this regard, Deer Jet proposes a new branding idea of “making travel an art” and extends its tentacles to every aspect of high-end business travel.
“There are still changes in the overseas market. China put forward the ‘Belt and Road’ at that time, so we decided to make a strategic adjustment and lay our focus on the international market instead of the domestic market, accelerate our internationalization course and extend our outbound industry chain,” said Chang Peng.
In fact, 787 Dream Jet took the lead in operating in international market. According to Zhang Peng, Deer Jet will park a plane in the Middle East throughout the year, with a view to serve local customers.
According to Zhang Peng, “We are committed to building a world-leading high-end business travel service brand on behalf of China in the near future.”
On 4th May, an airplane attracted many eyes in the UK. Deer Jet, a global leading business aviation company, is marking the European debut of the world’s first 787 “Dream Jet”, making a brief stop at London Stansted Airport (Harrods Aviation FBO) before continuing with the series of exhibitions “Dreams Encounter the World” across the globe.
This B787-8 Dream Jet is capable of flying non-stop for 18.5hrs, 16,000km, equivalent to London to Perth, Australia, non-stop.
The 787’s cabin pressure is set to 6,000ft at the height of 30,000ft. Tests have proved that between sea level and 6,000ft people remain perfectly comfortable on board even on an 18-hour journey.
In May 2016, Deer Jet took over the operation of the world’s first BBJ 787 VVIP, and made its maiden flight to Hong Kong in September.
Deer Jet is also launching exclusive, bespoke travel packages aboard the 787 Dream Jet starting with the “Hong Kong to Tahiti Dream Journey”. It plans to add more itineraries in the future as part of its goal to create seamless travel to fulfill its vision of “Making travel an art”, through best-in-class service inspired by Deer Jet’s values of “elegance”, “performance” and “distinction”.
Frank Fang, Vice President of Deer Jet said: “We are delighted to bring this unique aircraft to London. Its showcases the signature service of Deer Jet which is inspired by the values of performance, elegance and distinction. Our goal is to provide the best flying experience for our customers and ‘make travel an art’.”
The aircraft is operated on the Guernsey aircraft registry (2-DEER), under the AOC of BAS Guernsey. Typically the aircraft resides at Hong Kong International Airport operated by Deer Jet’s subsidiary Hong Kong Jet. The price to charter the 787 Dream Jet, although previous reports said it should be around GBP20,000, actually is RMB500,000/hour