Volato, a private aviation company and HondaJet operator in the U.S., expanded its fleet by 50% to a total of 24 HondaJet aircraft. The expansion includes the addition of three new aircraft delivered in December, two from direct Honda deliveries and one managed plane. This marks a total of eight aircraft added to Volato’s HondaJet fleet in 2023.
The aircraft additions and integration into the company’s operations represent execution of Volato’s plan for growth. Volato’s growth strategy includes acquiring aircraft directly from Honda and contracting with owners to manage planes.
“Volato’s measured and thoughtful approach to fleet expansion is critical to achieving our long-term plan for sustainable growth,” Matt Liotta, co-founder and CEO of Volato, said. “We have been creative and judicious in acquiring HondaJets through the open market while continuing to receive new aircraft from our HondaJet factory order. The recent deliveries allow us to expand our capacity at a pivotal time in Volato’s growth and increase our capacity to support our growing customer base.”
Volato expects to receive 10 additional HondaJet aircraft over the course of 2024. The company has also signed a letter of intent with HondaJet for its new Echelon aircraft, which will be the first light jet capable of transcontinental flights.
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