MIAMI — Crystal AirCruises has taken delivery of its newest luxury aircraft, the Crystal Skye. The aircraft, a 777-200LR, will soon fly luxury air-cruises and special charter flights around the globe.
“We are ecstatic to welcome Crystal Skye to the family, as she marks the beginning of a new chapter and realm of luxury travel for guests who seek the unmatched Crystal Experience,” says Eddie Rodriguez, Cyrstal’s President and CEO. “As we embark on new global adventures with Crystal Skye, we are inspired by the shared vision of our own experts and those at Greenpoint Technologies, who brought this sky-high dream to fruition.”
The Crystal Skye seats 88 passengers in a very opulent layout. Each seat reclines a full 180 degrees and was designed for maximum personal space. Partnering with Greenpoint Technologies on the interior, the 777 includes features such as a 24-seat lounge with a central bar, sofas, custom coved ceilings, the largest wine cellar in the sky and ample space to socialize.
Bret Neely, Executive Vice President at Greenpoint Technologies says, “Our goal for this program was to create a luxurious interior showcasing the elegant brand Crystal has established with their cruise ships, yachts, and riverboats. Greenpoint is a company built on Teamwork. Both internally and externally with our customers. It was amazing to see the combined core team come together to focus on Crystal’s guest experience, resulting in the beautiful and functional interior we see today.”
Because the aircraft only seats 88 passengers and thus has a low weight, the aircraft can fly for up to 19.5 hours nonstop. Crystal says this range “allowing travelers to explore the far reaches of the earth while enjoying the personalized service for which Crystal is renowned worldwide.”
Just last month, Crystal announced that all previously planned cruises for 2017 and 2018 would be canceled as the company moves toward private-jet charters.
“As Crystal expands its portfolio of global travel experiences, the shift of Crystal Skye to special interest charters provides a distinct luxury option that is in great demand and is unmatched by any hotel, resort or cruise line in the world,” the company said in a statment.
The aircraft will be christened in Las Vegas on August 12th where it will become the largest privately owned tour jet in the world according to the company.