Bombardier Flexjet Europe Announces "Transatlantic Express"

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Bombardier Aerospace this week announced its Bombardier Transatlantic Express, which it bills as the world's first fixed-price business jet charter service between Western Europe and North America. The new service -- to be flown with Bombardier's Global Express business jet -- offers return trips between any city in Western Europe and the U.S. Eastern coast for a fixed price. The service is scheduled to begin operations in summer 2004 and will be operated through Bombardier Flexjet Europe, headquartered in London. According to Bombardier, the service will establish a new speed standard by connecting North America and Europe faster than any other civil aircraft since the Concorde. "Following the Concorde's retirement last year, we received an overwhelming demand to develop a superior solution to cross the Atlantic faster than today's scheduled services," said Judith Moreton, managing director, Bombardier Flexjet Europe. "Our solution is the Bombardier Transatlantic Express which offers executive flights at a fixed cost, superior speed and unmatched flexibility."