flyExclusive orders up to 30 Cessna Citation business jets

US business jet supplier flyExclusive has confirmed an order for five Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets, with purchase rights for an additional 25 business jets.

The first five Cessna Citation CJ3+ jets are scheduled for delivery in 2023, with an option for additional deliveries in 2025.

“We are proud to continue our relationship with Textron Aviation as we add the CJ3+ to our esteemed fleet,” said Jim Segrave, president and founder of flyExclusive. “The addition of these new CJ3+ aircraft will allow us to expand our capabilities to support our continued growth as one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry.

The Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets will join flyExclusive’s existing fleet of 39 Cessna Citation Excel/XLS, 11 Cessna Citation X, 11 Cessna Citation CJ3, 10 Cessna Citation Encore, six Gulfstream GIV-SP and six business Cessna Citation Sovereign.

The Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jet can accommodate up to nine passengers and up to 450 kilograms of luggage. With a range of 2,040 nautical miles (3,700 kilometers), the light jet can fly as a single pilot and up to four passengers nonstop from Shanghai to Tokyo.

“This order brings the efficiency and comfort of the Citation CJ3+ to a new audience of customers through flyExclusive’s programs,” said Ron Draper, President and CEO of Textron Aviation. “We appreciate customers like flyExclusive, who see the value in operating a wide range of Citation family jets.”

Kevin A. Perras