Honda Aircraft has won its biggest order to date for its very light jet, the HondaJet. French operator Wijet, which recently acquired British operator Blink, has ordered 16 HondaJets to replace its fleet of Citations in a deal valued at $78m, announced at this week’s Singapore Airshow.

The first aircraft is due to be delivered in March 2018, with the rest following over the next 18 months.

Wijet will fly from its base in Paris to cities all over Europe, as far south as Athens and even into North Africa. It is quoting competitive charter rates:

  • Paris-Geneva day return from €5,040 or €1,008 per seat
  • Paris-Ibiza day return from €10,640 or €2,128 per seat
  • Paris-Marrakech day return from €14,350 or €2,870 per seat.

Wijet is also selling Jet Cards on the new aircraft, thus offering guaranteed availability and preferred service and pricing for its first clients. A real time mobile booking app is in development for later in 2018, both for charter and jetcard clients.

“No other plane today can rival the performances of the HondaJet in its category,” stressed Wijet Group CEO, Patrick Hersent “With this new business jet, Wijet can offer its clients the very best in terms of safety, speed, choice of destinations and comfort at super-competitive prices.”

Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino added, “I am delighted that Wijet has chosen the HondaJet to provide their customers with the exceptional experience of the most advanced light jet on the market.

“I am confident the HondaJet will meet and exceed their expectations with the quietest, most spacious and most comfortable cabin in its class, combined with unrivalled speed, efficiency, and amenities.”