All-premium transatlantic carrier Maxjet is to start services as a "luxury" charter service.

The grounded carrier is in the process of being acquired by NCA Sports Group, a leading one-stop travel service for university and professional sports programmes. "A closing will occur in the near future," says Maxjet.

"I am looking forward to adding Maxjet to the NCA Sports Group family. In its two-plus years of operation, Maxjet offered travellers from 67 countries around the globe award-winning service. We believe that it's time for a smart luxury charter service that combines comfort, value and flexibility," says NCA Sports Group chief executive Kevin Clark.

Maxjet discontinued operations last December and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after discussions to secure new financing failed.

It remains unclear how many Boeing 767-200ERs will be operated under the charter service operation. One aircraft has been repossessed by ILFC and is currently undergoing a C-check, while two ex-Air Mauritius aircraft have been sold to Air Italy.

Source: Flight International