Jazzing up private jet interiors is the new hobby of the rich Chinese

Andrea Divirgilio / April 29, 2012

With the luxury market heating up in China, a lot of what was predominantly seen in the west, is now permeating to the Asian country. Not even half the year has gone by, and the swell of luxury brands creating their arenas in the country have increased manifold indeed, such as those we showed in the Year of the Dragon offerings. In fact, it was a packaging that made entry into China rather easy, play within the premises of one of the world’s most promising markets. Now the latest lifestyle choice that the rich folks of the country have made is redoing their private jet interiors. Whether it’s about setting up one’s private office, or a flying palace in the skies, the demand for customized private jet interiors have increased manifold, thus making an ideal playing field of Interior Designing firms.

Customized jet interiors

At a time, when the recessionary period ended around 2009, and the economic powers from the west shifted base towards the east, China emerged as the new market for luxury brands to expand their market after most avenues in the west had either slowed down or been saturated. What is translated into was a considerable amount of spending on luxurious products by the Chinese, such as the $88,000 Korean anti-aging treatment at the Ritz Carlton, Seoul, or even the purchase of a private island by Huang Yimin, the first man from China to do so. In such a scenario, buying private jets wasn’t something impossible, and it was revealed that there are quite a few people in the country, who spend considerable sums of money to redo their jets after every periodical intervals. Hence companies like Talcao Aviation, Aeria Luxury Interiors, and Delta Interior Designing are finding it a profitable proposition to operate here with the numbers order also swelling alongside. Last year alone, there were 10 high profile orders from Hong Kong alone, apart from those in mainland China. This is also the reason why these companies have actually started creating collaborations and local partnerships to meet their customers’ demands.

Depending upon what one chooses, the cost of refurbishing varies with the size and model of the plane. On an average, a complete carpeting of the Gulfsteam G550 could take around $30,000, and the rarity of fabric could push it up even higher, but that doesn’t deter the wealthy from splurging this way. Installing entertainment systems, and other elements like selection of rare fabrics for the upholstery, could push the price even higher than what it is. The orders for the same seem like they are not going to end soon, with customers making regular time for enquiries. Companies like Delta interior design are taking advantage of the sentiment here, and they indeed proving what they offer by raking in multiple orders with a year, and also establishing another hub in Hong Kong. It seems that the only way the Chinese seem to be going, is the luxurious gliding way, and we are indeed waiting for really special specimens in the time to come.

Via: China Daily

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