Luxaviation expands UK fleet with Embraer Praetor 600

Luxaviation is expanding its fleet with the addition of an Embraer Praetor 600 that will be available for charter from January 2024. 

The aircraft has capacity for up to nine passengers and three crew members, and can fly at speeds of 863 km/h. It will be the first of its kind to be based at London Biggin Hill Airport.

The Praetor 600 has a nonstop range of 4,000 nautical miles and can fly from a runway as short as 3,000 feet, facilitating flights to popular intercontinental routes such as London to New York or Dubai, as well as São Paulo to Miami. 

George Galanopoulos, CEO of Luxaviation UK, said: “Demand for super-midsize jets has rapidly increased. The Praetor 600 is an exciting addition to our fleet and we are looking forward to showing this technically advanced aircraft off to our charter customers.

“We’ve long supported our friends at London Biggin Hill and its location makes it the perfect base to deliver quick flight access for clients based in London and the South East. 

“We have refurbished the aircraft and passengers can experience seamless onboard Wi-Fi, touchscreen cabin controls and immersive audio and video streaming, promising unrivalled levels of comfort and inflight entertainment,” he continued. 

“The aircraft’s extensive range means we can fly our clients to mid and long-haul destinations without the need to refuel. Fully equipped and ultra-quiet, the Praetor 600 is perfect for those looking to work, relax or travel with family and friends.”

Robert Walters, commercial director of London Biggin Hill Airport, added: “We are delighted to welcome the Praetor 600 to our airport, a valuable addition to Luxaviation’s growing fleet.

“We look forward to supporting the team with a range of bespoke services, to further enhance the exemplary experiences we provide for our passengers, crew and charter customers.”