Aircraft is refitted with cutting edge tech upgrades and amenities
MIAMI, January 24, 2018 – Enhancing the sky-high capabilities of its Bombardier Global Express Jet XRS, Crystal Luxury Air recently completed a refurbishment of that jet that includes a completely revamped connectivity platform as well as new entertainment options for its guests. The jet also now boasts new carpeting, new window treatments, plush new seating and elegant wood finishes to all cabinets and doors. The aircraft, which flies on-demand charter worldwide routes for up to 12 guests, features three spacious cabins with flexible configurations, and can comfortably accommodate business needs and leisure travel alike, with sleeping berths for up to six. Crystal’s celebrated service and world-class cuisine with menus created according to guests’ preferences further distinguish this bespoke experience.
“The airborne experience with Crystal Luxury Air is the epitome of seamless efficiency, with the catered luxury that travelers expect from Crystal,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “These upgrades enable guests to enjoy virtually every convenience they need to conduct business while traveling, or to unplug and relax with the latest entertainment, anywhere in the skies they happen to be.”
With the addition of Rockwell Collins Venue management and entertainment system, the Global Express Jet allows travelers to view their chosen programming on 24- and 32-inch widescreen HD monitors, controlled by iPod Touch. Included Blu-Ray player and eight additional iPads for streaming video further enhance the vast selection of entertainment on board, allowing guests to move about the cabin and watch at their leisure. Guests can also view and stream on their own devices through the featured wireless AVOD system.
Through the Venue Airshow ASXI software application, each guest will also be able to independently interact with the moving, 2D and 3D map of their flight, either on their personal device or on mobile touchscreens on board. Crystal’s Global Express jet is operated by Contour Flight Management under their approved FAA 135 certification with ARG/US and IS-BAO safety ratings.
The jet’s Wi-Fi system also experienced a considerable upgrade, now featuring Satcom Direct with Via Sat technology, offering the ultimate communication flexibility in the air. The system enables seamless connectivity without interruption, even as users transition between networks. A SkyShield filter enhances onboard Wi-Fi performance by blocking unwanted data traffic to and from the aircraft, while a dedicated cyber security team monitors firewall activity 24/7.
By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years.
Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.