Raytheon's fractional programme Flight Options has extended its service to Asia and Europe, with the launch of a fixed price ad hoc charter scheme.

Global Access will provide onward lift in the two regions for US Flight Options owners using local operators. The scheme's customers "are not required to purchase a block of hours, purchase a share, pay a monthly management fee or place a deposit", the company says.

Owners will have access to nearly 100 aircraft, including Cessna CitationJets, Hawker 800XPs and Dassault Falcon 50s, in the two regions. Pricing is based on aircraft category and trip itinerary, the company says.

John Nahill, Flight Options chairman and chief executive, says: "Global Access reinforces this commitment by providing our owners with a viable travel option when overseas."

Raytheon has stated its intention to move into the European market, but had not followed NetJets in offering shared-ownership or Bombardier FlexJet in offering block charter.

Source: Flight International