January 30, 2017–

Bliss Jet, a brand new indirect air carrier, is preparing to launch a bespoke, individually ticketed seat service by business jet between London Stansted and New York’s LaGuardia Airport this Spring.

With 800,000 first and business class seats offered by airlines between London and New York each year, the route is one of the most robust in the world. Now, for $11,995 each way – a fare comparable with legacy airlines’ first class, Bliss Jet services will operate out of discreet private terminals. Discounted fares for passengers booking in advance or purchasing multiple seats will also be available.

Bliss Jet will offer a maximum of 10 seats on board large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 and G550 business jets between the two cities. The jets will be flown by established US charter operators, including White Cloud Charter LLC and Jet Access Aviation, between Sheltair Aviation’s fixed-base operation (FBO) at LaGuardia Airport and Inflight Jet Centre’s award winning VIP terminal at London Stansted.

Regular services are being timed to get passengers into their city hotel rooms, or back home by midnight local time.

On Sundays, Bliss Jet will depart New York LaGuardia at 11:00 amto reach London Stansted at 22:30, while on Thursdays, flights will depart from London at 20:15 (in what will be the last flight of the day to the capital from London), arriving in New York at 23:15.

 

Unique at LaGuardia – from London

Bliss Jet is offering the only intercontinental flights from the more centrally convenient LaGuardia.  Before Bliss Jet, London passengers’ only option was to travel to the much more distant and congested JFK and Newark International Airports.

With a 30-minute check-in time at each end, thorough and efficient security screening and two customs officers are scheduled to meet each flight in private terminals for maximum discretion, Bliss Jet’s goal is to provide the closest offering to the halcyon days of Concorde – in terms of style and speed.

Door-to-door journey times will be reduced by as much as four hours each way compared with scheduled airlines.

Inflight passengers will enjoy comfortable, spacious seating, have free access to in-flight Wi-Fi as well as their own choice of food (pre-ordered ahead of time) and an extensive selection of inflight entertainment options. For an extra fee, Bliss Jet will offer chauffeur services for onward travel and cater to any of their customers’ other personal needs through soon -to-be appointed concierge service partners.

“The difference between Bliss Jet and the former failed all-business class models EOS, MaxJet and SilverJet is that they were all fundamentally traditional airline models – trying to mirror the private jet experience.  Bliss Jet, however; is based entirely on a’ la carte, and for the first time travellers can purchase a seat – one way or return, without the full charter cost of US$100,000 plus for a business jet experience,” said President and CEO David Rimmer.

“We are excited to bring individuality to a mass-market product and offer frequent flyers on one of the world’s busiest routes something very different and delivering the most precious commodity – time.”

Bliss Jet will appeal to hedge fund companies; the investment banking fraternity; senior executives; music, film and sport industries, David suggested.

A veteran of the business aviation industry, David Rimmer started his aviation career as news editor for leading US aviation magazine Business and Commercial Aviation. He joined charter company ExcelAire as VP Sales and Marketing and served as President through to 2013.  He then served as president of Alerion Aviation until mid-2016 when he founded Bliss.

  • Business Class… Redefined
  • Private jet convenience, enhanced security, intercontinental sophistication

Westchester, NY | June 29, 2016– Bliss Jet today launched the first individually-ticketed private jet flights between New York and London on a regular schedule. This innovative new service offers sophisticated travelers an ultra-exclusive transatlantic travel experience that is significantly more efficient, convenient and secure than the airlines’ first and business class products.

Pre-screened travelers, who are accustomed to flying private or in premium cabins, can begin taking advantage of Bliss Jet’s new class of service between New York’s Westchester County Airport and London’s Biggin Hill Airport in September. Bliss Jet is now accepting reservations.

“Bliss Jet is for people who schedule time in minutes, not hours,” says President and CEO David Rimmer. “We will cater to discerning, intercontinental travelers who seek a unique, private jet experience that is superior to any scheduled premium cabin service, yet far more cost-effective than bespoke private jet charter.”

Bliss Jet’s premier service will enable busy travelers to circumvent the hassles of flying from congested major airports. Bliss Jet passengers can expect to:

• Arrive at the airport only 30 minutes before departure
• Board an aircraft just a few steps from the private terminal
• Benefit from discreet, highly professional security
• Avoid lengthy airport and flight delays
• Proceed rapidly through boarding, deplaning and customs
• Arrive faster at their final destination with immediate baggage retrieval and ground
transfers

“We are offering all the advantages of a private jet experience on optimally-scheduled flights that bypass the inefficiencies of business class travel,” Rimmer says. “Not since the days of the Concorde has a door-to-door journey between New York and London been this fast or refined.”

Bliss Jet passengers will be able to choose custom meals from an extensive menu, access a variety of inflight entertainment options, and connect to worldwide Wi-Fi. Upon request, Bliss Concierge services will arrange ground or helicopter transportation, or private charters for passengers flying to another location.

Bliss Jet flights will depart from New York on Sunday nights so that passengers will arrive at London’s uncrowded Biggin Hill Airport refreshed, relaxed, and ready for a productive work week. Return flights depart from London after lunch on Friday so passengers can schedule morning meetings and arrive back in the United States for a family dinner or a Broadway play. Travelers accustomed to private jet charter will appreciate that Bliss Jet provides virtually the same amenities at a fraction of the cost. Seats on the 14-passenger jets will cost $11,995 each way. Unlike crowded business class sections, Bliss Jet will limit seat sales well below the maximum aircraft’s capacity for extra comfort.

“Bliss Jet security will be supervised by top global firms in New York and London to ensure the safety and security of everyone on board,” Rimmer says. “Our security team, complemented by high-level security intelligence, will provide comprehensive, discreet coverage that far exceeds regulatory requirements and the industry’s best practices.”

Every flight will be operated by a highly-experienced carrier and crew on aircraft judged superior by respected third-party safety audit standards such as Wyvern Wingman, ARGUS Platinum ISBAO and the Air Charter Safety Foundation. The initial schedule of flights will be operated for Bliss Jet by Jet Access Aviation under a Public Charter approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Bliss Jet CEO David Rimmer is an experienced premium air travel and charter industry innovator. He will lead a seasoned team of private jet professionals who will ensure Bliss Jet passengers receive the highest level of customer service. A pioneer with more than 15 years of private aviation leadership experience, Rimmer has created exponential growth and generated significant success in the private aviation market by championing industry-leading safety standards and business practices.

“Throughout our careers in private aviation, the Bliss Jet team and I have catered to the needs of the world’s most prominent and successful people, including CEOs, heads of state, royalty, film and music superstars, and ultra-high net worth individuals, all of whom have very high expectations when they travel,” Rimmer explains. “Bliss Jet will capitalize on that priceless insight to meet, and exceed, the expectations of these discriminating passengers.”