Flexjet to provide fractional services for new Learjets

Flexjet announced Wednesday that it will be the first provider of fractional jet management services to offer access to Bombardier's new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft.

Bombardier announced its plans to build the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 earlier this week at the 2012 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.

"On the eve of its 50-year anniversary, Learjet has created fresh business aircraft that live up to its legendary lineage and are truly best in class," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. "We are beyond proud to provide customers a chance to purchase new aircraft from this program and experience for themselves the next generation of private jet travel."

Flexjet, based in Richardson, Texas, is a division of Bombardier.

Designed to fly farther than any other light aircraft ever built, the new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft offer travelers higher cruise speeds, direct routing, additional city pairs and even more airport options, according to a news release from Flexjet.