DragonFly Executive Air Charter has announced the addition of a new Textron Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop aircraft to its fleet.
The aircraft flew into Dragonfly’s base at Cardiff Airport from the Textron manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, USA – stopping at Montreal, Goose Bay, Greenland and Iceland along the way.
“The King Air 250 delivers excellent performance, the reliability afforded by jet engines and the turboprop’s ability to take off and land from short runways,” said Howard Palser, Chief Executive and Managing Director of DragonFly Executive Air Charter.
“The aircraft are pressurised and air-conditioned and are certified to fly at heights well above inclement weather. I’m delighted to be able to offer clients the latest version of the aircraft with improved fuel-efficiency, a faster cruising speed and the ability to operate up to 35,000 ft.”
The King Air 250 joins four other business aircraft in the Dragonfly Executive fleet and will be generally available for private charter once it is added to the company’s air operating certificate.
“DragonFly has been a valued partner of ours for 15 years and it’s great to see the business thriving. Our runway facilities at Cardiff Airport are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no slot constraints which makes our airfield ideal for executive air travel,” said Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport.
“Part of our long-term vision is to create a sustainable airport for Wales, by making best use of our current portfolio of products and services and identifying new ways to diversify our business.
“We welcome the addition of this new aircraft to the DragonFly fleet and look forward to continuing a successful relationship with our valued partner.”