French air-taxi company Wijet took delivery of its first HondaJet, registered as LX-WJA, earlier this week and has begun flying charter customers in Europe. The company’s second HondaJet (LX-WJB)—out of an order for 16 HA-420 HondaJets—should arrive next week, according to a Wijet spokesperson. Wijet and Honda Aircraft revealed that they had signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 16 HondaJets at the 2018 Singapore Air Show.
The first Wijet HondaJet is operating from the company’s Paris Le Bourget headquarters. The aircraft operator certificate under which the HondaJets are flying is listed as Luxembourg-based Flying Group Lux.
Customers will be able to charter the Wijet HondaJets for flights within Europe, the spokesperson explained, “excluding a few [airports] in which we are not able to operate due to operational reasons—for example, Innsbruck.”
Wijet’s initial fleet consisted of 15 Cessna Citation Mustangs, and the company is the exclusive partner of Air France for “all business aviation requests.”