Flexjet, a global leader in private aviation, has welcomed its first super-midsize Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to its European fleet, as it becomes the first private jet operator in Europe to launch an in-house, integrated helicopter division.

The new service, initially focused on the United Kingdom, aims to redefine luxury point-to-point private travel, in a first of its kind move in Europe, and follows a similar launch last year by the company in the United States, which offers helicopter operations in the northeastern states and Florida.

Flexjet to launch helicopter service in the UK, becoming the first jet operator in Europe to offer an in-house helicopter service. (Photo: Flexjet)

Shared ownership provider Flexjet will offer helicopter programs both as a standalone service and as an extension to its existing private jet owners, with the new venture significantly enhancing its Gulfstream G650 program, which launched in Europe last September. Jet owners on the ultra-long-range jet program will benefit from complimentary helicopter transfers to and from their jet at airports in London or the US operating regions, to enhance their travel experience with a seamless ‘last mile’ solution.

Marine Eugène, Flexjet European managing director, said: “No other private jet provider can offer access to an in-house helicopter fleet, which is yet another example of what makes our service stand out from our competitors. Following the successful model already pioneered by Flexjet in the US, our new UK helicopter division defines us as the leader in combined fixed-wing operations and private urban mobility.

“We’re always striving to go that extra mile, and this unique offering certainly communicates Flexjet’s relentless commitment to giving the most comfortable, efficient and memorable experience possible, to the most discerning global travelers.”