HANOI, Vietnam, 14 March: Sun Group announced the launch of
Sun Air, last week the first luxury business aviation service company in
Vietnam to offer aircraft management and private jet charter.
Sun Air operates Gulfstream G650ER and the Gulfstream G700,
which hold the record for the farthest and fastest flight in business aviation
Aside from the business jet fleet, Sun Air also offers
scenic flights by seaplane and helicopter, giving tourists various sightseeing
options in Vietnam.
The launch of the premium charter company takes advantage of
the boom in demand for worldwide private air travel experiences, a trend that
accelerated partly as a reaction to Covid-19 safety and health concerns linked
to commercial aircraft.
Market research by the aviation consulting firm ARGUS
International showed private aviation bounced back faster than many industries,
including the airlines. At this point in time, private air travel is about 15%
larger today than it was in 2019. Furthermore, wealthy travellers are flocking
to private aviation for the perceived health advantages of avoiding crowded
airports and commercial planes.
Two brand new ultra-long-range aircraft, the Gulfstream
G650ER, will be operated by Sun Air in the third quarter of 2022. Additionally,
a Gulfstream G700, a helicopter and two seaplanes will join the expanding fleet
by 2025. Looking further ahead, the large-cabin Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) and
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), epitomes of luxury and sophistication in business
jets, are also part of Sun Air’s five-year plan.
Sun Group is a leading developer in Vietnam with a track
record in tourism spanning 15 years and seen in its prestigious tourism brands.
They include Sun World’s entertainment parks, Sun World Ba Na Hills and its
world-renowned Golden Bridge and Sun Hospitality Group’s resorts and
Alongside this, Sun Group invests heavily in other crucial
transport infrastructures throughout Vietnam, such as Van Don International
Airport, the first privately owned airport in Vietnam, and Halong International
(Source: Sun Group)