Bombardier has announced that long-time client Arkasair has added a Challenger 3500 business jet to its VIP Air Taxi and charter fleet, becoming the first customer of a Challenger 3500 aircraft in Turkey.
The company has a longstanding affinity with Bombardier aircraft, having operated a Learjet 60, Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 aircraft. The new Challenger 3500 will replace the company’s Challenger 300 business jet.
Founded in 1998, Arkasair provides VIP Air Taxi and charter service to clients worldwide. The addition of the Challenger 3500 business jet will bolster its charter capabilities with its innovative technology, outstanding performance, luxurious cabin and sustainably minded features.
“Bombardier is proud that our long-time customer Arkasair has added a Challenger 3500 business jet to its fleet, marking the first delivery of a Challenger 3500 jet in Turkey,” said Emmanuel Bornand, vice president, sales, Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier. “Arkasair and Bombardier share a likeminded vision: we strive for excellence and work tirelessly to offer an exceptional experience to our clients. We also continue to look for new opportunities in this important country, offering the very best business aircraft in the skies today.”
“At Arkasair, we are delighted to be adding a new Challenger 3500 aircraft to our fleet, as it perfectly complements the impeccable standards that our VIP Air Taxi clients have come to demand and expect,” said Martine De Andria, deputy general manager of Arkasair. “The Challenger 3500 is truly an impressive aircraft with its luxurious, comfortable cabin and outstanding performance attributes. We are thrilled to be taking delivery of the first one in Turkey.”