Dubai-based hotel and resort group Five is acquiring an Airbus A220 business jet from Switzerland’s Comlux Group.
The twinjet – branded as the ACJ TwoTwenty – will be fitted with a VIP cabin interior specified by Five from January next year, and will enter into service with the company in 2023.
Five says the jet, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines, will be placed on the Maltese registry as 9H-FIVE and based at Dubai World Central airport.
The company unveiled the agreement during the Dubai air show.
Five plans to configure the aircraft with 16 seats, an eight-person dining table, master suite with bed and shower, and a kitchen.
It will feature electro-chromatic window shades, and high-speed connectivity capabilities along with two 55in screens.
“Five aims at providing its diverse and loyal customer base with a unique journey,” the company says. “This jet will traverse the entire globe, transporting guests in enviable style with an excess of entertainment options.”
The ACJ TwoTwenty cabin will allow its passengers to “dine, entertain and invigorate in the most opulent and private environment”, it adds.
Comlux Aviation will operate the ACJ TwoTwenty through an exclusive charter agreement.
Five’s portfolio includes the luxury Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. Chairman and founder Kabir Mulchandani says the acquisition of the jet will allow the company to “fuse together” its hospitality and entertainment, resulting in “an incomparable, globally-disrupting aircraft”.
“[We can] seamlessly curate an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle experience both on the ground and in the air,” adds Mulchandani.
Comlux Aviation became the launch customer for the ACJ TwoTwenty, which is based on the A220-100, last year. Comlux chief executive Richard Gaona describes Five’s new project with the aircraft as “thrilling”.