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Flying In Style

Crystal AirCruises takes luxury travel to new heights as it launches the very latest in charter cruises on board the Crystal Skye.

Risa Regala Garcia

The company for sea travelers with elevated comfort levels raises the experience of bespoke travel—to a higher level with Crystal Skye, the world’s newest and most spacious private jet. Launched in Manila at the Marriot Hotel last April, Crystal Skye invited guests to witness first-hand the luxury that awaits its future travelers.


The invitees were transfered to the tarmac at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where an imposing Boeing 777 was parked. Originally built to seat over 300 passengers, this particular plane was refitted to commodiously accommodate only 88 guests per flight.

The interiors featured double-width aisles, plush four-inch thick carpeting, handstitched English leather seats that convert to 180-degree lie-flat beds, 24-inch HD monitors fronting each seat, and what Crystal AirCruises President Thatcher Brown refers to as the “$500-dollar Italian pillow”—one for every guest. There are cashmere blankets and Bose headphones to make travel even more relaxing. The ceiling height is a little over seven feet, creating a vastness of space. International, Michelin-inspired cuisine is served in the comfort of your seat or in the spacious 20-seat restaurant, bar and lounge located in the front of the aircraft. Crystal Skye also boasts of having the highest staff-to-guest ratio of any private jet experience, assuring the highest quality of service that Crystal is kn

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