World’s most expensive commercial jet opens, costs N15.3m per hour

Passengers on Crystal Skye can eat, drink, socialise and relax, enjoying VIP service for the duration of their flight

The world’s most luxurious commercial jet ever has taken to the skies with a ticket rate that cost at least N15.3 million per hour.

The Crystal Skye – a privately-owned converted Boeing 777-200LR that accommodates just 88 passengers – boasts a spacious dining area, a mixologist and seats that convert into spacious beds for the super rich.

Launched by United States-based Travel Company, Crystal Cruises, last month, tickets for a 14-day ‘hop-on hop-off’ ride on the palatial plane start at $50,000 (N15.3 million) per hour.

Cuisine is prepared by an executive chef, in two state-of-the-art galleys. Along with five-star interiors and Michelin-star inspired menus, passengers are also lavished with top-notch treatment, thanks to on-board butlers.

There are a total of 88 armchair-style seats for passengers to relax in.

These transform into flat beds for those wanting to pack in a bit of sleep before landing at their next destination.

In the roomy bathrooms, guests can freshen up with a range of fragrant products from the luxury Italian fashion house Etro.

Other highlights include a bar (stocked with an array of fine wines), large flat-screen televisions, free global Wi-Fi and personal Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

There are 14, 21 and 28-day itineraries available, whisking holidaymakers away to some of the ‘most exotic and remote’ locations in the world.

The Crystal Skye has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any twin-aisle aircraft and a non-stop range of 19.5 hours.

When the venture was unveiled in 2016, Crystal’s then Chief Executive Officer, Edie Rodriguez said Crystal Air Cruises is not just a thrilling new venture for Crystal, but a groundbreaking development in the luxury travel industry.

Rodriguez said: “Even the savviest travellers and guests who have sailed on our award-winning ocean cruises many times will relish brand new opportunities to explore places impossible to reach by water, all with Crystal’s signature personalised service and the highest standard of luxury at every point of travel.”


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