UK Firm Launches Block Charter Program
Southampton, England-based Club328 has launched a block-charter program called SkyClub. The entry-level package is 10 hours in a Raytheon Premier I for £30,000 ($52,500). Last month, Club328 bought four pre-owned Premier Is from Raytheon Aircraft. SkyClub customers will also be able to buy blocks of hours in its other aircraft: a Dornier 328Jet and a Dornier 328 turboprop twin, as well as a Hawker 700 and a Hawker 800. The company declined to provide prices for SkyClub membership covering the other aircraft types or larger blocks of hours. It said that other packages would be priced according to each client’s requirements and factors such as whether a mix of aircraft might be required for different trips, the customer’s flight profile and the airports that are to be used.