The first and so far only executive-configured Boeing 787 Dreamliner is on a European tour.
Deer Jet announced that it plans to add a second Boeing 787 “Dream Jet” to its fleet. The news comes as the company is displaying its first 787, the world’s first privately owned example of the type, on a global tour. This included the big jet making its European debut earlier this month at London’s Stansted Airport, and a return to Seattle, Washington, for its U.S. public showing. “The first 787 Dream Jet is a masterpiece,” said Adam Tan, CEOof Deer Jet parent company HNA Group. “After its warm reception and success around the globe, we are very pleased to add a second aircraft in our mission to operate the largest Dream Jet fleet in the world.” This second BBJ 787 is expected to be delivered to Deer Jet during the first half of 2018.
At last year’s EBACE, Deer Jet was announced as the operator of the world’s first VVIP 787, which is capable of flying nonstop for more than 8,600 nm or the equivalent of London to Australia.
Registered on the Guernsey aircraft registry as 2-DEER, the aircraft, operated by Deer Jet subsidiary Hong Kong Jet, is based at Hong Kong International Airport and costs approximately $70,000 per hour to charter.
The company is developing several exclusive ultra-luxury travel packages around the aircraft, starting with a seven-night charter from Hong Kong to Tahiti as part of its “Making Travel an Art” initiative, which also customizes the style and color of the aircraft’s cabin with handpicked amenities and bespoke collections of precious stemware, cushions, silverware and porcelain.