30 May Manchester to Ibiza
Falcona organised a return private jet charter flight from Manchester to Ibiza for a family of three on a Cessna Citation CJ3 light aircraft. The aircraft positioned in from and arrived an hour before departure.
However upon landing and greeting the crew, we were notified that the aircraft had an issue and would not be able to fly that night. We immediately contacted the pax to let them know thwe situation and not to travel to the airport until further notice.
We tried to source another aircraft and the operator looked at other possibilities in their fleet, but it was not possible at such short notice. It was decided that the passengers would fly the next day with a couple of additional passengers, so it worked out ok.
On the day of the flight our passengers were met by the handling staff and directed to the lounge, where their passport details were checked and verified.
Their bags were loaded onto the aircraft by the crew. Once the passengers went through the security screening, which is onsite at the terminal, they were escorted by the pilots and handling staff to their aircraft and took some pictures before boarding the plane.
Aircraft: Cessna Citation CJ3
Tail: D-**** (2016)
Tail: D-**** ( ) replacement aircraft from operator fleet.
Distance: 882 nm
Departure Time: 18:00 local
Flight Time: 2:12
Passengers: 3 (5)
Arrival Time: 13:12 local
Departure Time: 14:00 local
Flight Time: 2:14
Arrival Time: 15:14 local
Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support
Handling Agent: Ibizair
VIP Catering – Mixed sandwiches, canapes, wraps, snacks, 2 bottles of Laurent Perrier Rose champagne.
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The Cessna Citation 3 is a light jet that is typically outfitted for up to seven passengers. range of 3,125 nm. is an extremely popular aircraft. The CJ3 has one of the longest cabins in the light jet class, giving passengers plenty of room to stretch out.
The additional stretch in the cabin over the CJ2 makes for an even roomier cabin, which allows for increased productivity.
Long-legged people even have room to stretch out and enjoy their time in the plane. Seven passengers can enjoy the bevy of natural light afforded by the fourteen windows.
With a larger cabin for more comfort and seating, this aircraft can accommodate seven passengers for a trip of five hours. Its well-designed, deluxe cabin offers superior comfort with increased baggage capacity, yet this aircraft is still is one of the faster and most economical light jets.
With the combination of extreme fuel-efficiency and the luxuries expected, this aircraft offers one of the best experiences in executive jet air travel.
The Citation CJ3/+ is an obvious choice for a small group taking a trip of up to 1,700 miles or five hours.
Known for its fuel-efficiency combined with high performance, it is a favorite among business travelers who appreciate the economics without sacrificing the expected comforts and performance.
The innovative wing design significantly improves lift-to-drag performance. And, despite its economy in flight, it has a surprisingly high payload and still has the capacity to easily operate from a short runway.
Adjustable club seating with multiple configurations allows for a comfortable and relaxing trip. Additionally, the CJ3 features 14 windows offering stunning views and creating an spacious feeling.
Advanced soundproofing provide a comfortable, quiet ambiance for travel. Ample storage space will accommodate baggage, skis, golf clubs and gear.