ExecuJet expands fleet with three long-range jets

Updated 13 August 2019

ExecuJet expands fleet with three long-range jets

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is extending its managed fleet with the addition of three long-range jets — a Bombardier Global Express, Bombardier Global 7500 and Dassault Falcon 8X. 

The Global Express is now available to charter; it boasts capacity for up to 14 passengers and is recently refurbished to an ultra-luxury specification. With a range of 6,200nm, the aircraft can fly nonstop from London to Singapore. 

The Global 7500, Bombardier’s flagship ultra-long-range business jet, is the first of its type to join Luxaviation’s fleet and one of only a handful under operation globally. The jet, which will be operated privately and based in Germany, can accommodate up to 19 passengers and has a maximum range of 7,700nm, with a top speed of Mach 0.925.  The Falcon 8X, based in Malaysia, has a 6,450nm range and links important city pairs nonstop; including Hong Kong-Paris, London-Cape Town and Los Angeles-Beijing. 

Niclas von Planta, vice president, ExecuJet Europe, said: “To be announcing not one but three new additions to our fleet is testament to our customers’ trust in the Luxaviation Group for its aircraft expertise, and marks seven new aircraft in as many months. 

“Our customers are increasingly looking to long-range jets to support their needs in today’s global business environment. We’re answering that demand with our expanded fleet capabilities, particularly the new Global Express, which can be chartered from today. As intercontinental travel requirements grow, our expansive fleet, global FBO presence and award-winning safety and service record will ensure we can continue to meet and surpass our clients’ expectations across the world.”


Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Updated 19 August 2019

Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has unveiled its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with travel specialist Oman Expeditions, this offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea. 

Set between a relaxing stay at the beachside resort in Salalah, the camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long, empty beaches. Southern Oman is said to be an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive.

Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire. 

A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. 

Traveling via luxury 4x4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200 meters in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal bird life as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30 meters from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2,000 years.

Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have traveled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.