British Airways Partners On New U.S. Private Jet Service
British Airways is launching a private jet service within North America and the Caribbean. The partnership with CitationAir, the private jet charter subsidiary of Cessna Aircraft, allows BA to skirt around its foreign carrier status. The service dubbed PrivateConnect promises "no-frills" private jet service that allows passengers to book online and pay with a credit card. The cost ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 per plane per hour depending on the type of aircraft and will be available to anyone who has has flown with the carrier in the past 12 months or is a member of the BA executive club program as well as organizations that have a corporate account with British Airways. BA already flies to 19 destinations in America and has an arrangement with American Airline for domestic flights in the U.S. As part of the arrangement, CitationAir customers will receive complimentary chauffeured transportation from the FBO to the British Airways terminal when flying internationally on BA.