The two Linz-based airline companies Jetfly and Globe Air want to use innovative booking options to counteract the lack of connections in the winter months from Linz. Both bring flights with their private jets to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Zurich in the common booking systems.
As reported by OÖ Nachrichten, Jetfly has already received all the permits to include flights between Linz and Düsseldorf in the usual reservation systems. An early flight to the North Rhine-Westphalian capital will be offered from Monday to Thursday from October 12, 2020, as will a return flight in the late afternoon to Upper Austria. Cost about 650 euros per route for each passenger.
The second demand airline in Linz, Globe Air, also sees opportunities to close the gaps for customers primarily from Upper Austrian business and industry and will soon also be bringing flight options to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Zurich via the reservation systems. Unlike Jetfly, Globe Air will not sell individual seats, but will offer the Cessna Citation Mustang as a complete package. The aim is to address companies who want to bring up to four people to business appointments in the named destinations directly from Linz.
Both airlines on demand emphasize that although these are flights shown in the reservation systems, they are not scheduled flights in the traditional sense. Much more, these should be understood as air shuttles, in which the direct demand will be based on the actual supply. Jetfly opted for the X1-Air product from Hahn Air Technologies and is therefore available in the Amadeus, Saber and Travelport reservation systems, which means that flights can be booked worldwide using an insolvency-proof Hahn-Air ticket.
For Linz Airport, this means that connections to important economic regions in Germany and Switzerland will also be ensured in the coming winter flight schedule. With the flights from Austrian to Düsseldorf a few days ago, Linz was also able to present its first scheduled flight offer since the end of March 2020 for the winter period.
Jetfly was founded in 1996 by the Linz industrialist and founder of the international automation specialist KEBA and currently operates a fleet of a Cessna Citation XLS + and a Cessna Citation Bravo. Globe Air is a necessity airline that was launched in 2007 by Polytec founder Friedrich Huemer and CEO Bernhard Fragner, and with 22 very light jets of the Cessna Citation Mustang type, it is now one of the leading private jet providers in Central Europe.