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The HondaJet is taking part in a modern day spin on the classic around the world in 80 Days when a pair of customers takes it on a global tour beginning Aug. 4.
Honda Aircraft’s customers Julian and Kim MacQueen will fly their HondaJet to up to 26 countries as part of the tour, they have entitled “Around the World in 80 Stays.” As leaders in the hospitality industry, the MacQueens will use the tour, in part, for research related to their business, visiting hotels in various cultures.
The HondaJet also will be used for static showings and possible demo flights for potential customers at some airports. This is the first around-the-world flight for HondaJet, presenting a good opportunity to demonstrate HondaJet’s capability and performance in many countries.
“I am very excited that our esteemed customers decided to use the HondaJet for their world tour,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “I hope many people around the world get to see HondaJet in person and see the high performance, quality and reliability of the aircraft.”
“We are very much looking forward to meeting lots of interesting people, and learning about hotel service cultures and design in every country we visit to bring back to our hotel company,” said Julian MacQueen. “We selected HondaJet for this world tour based on its trustworthiness, user-friendliness and comfort.”
The world tour will begin Aug. 4 at Pensacola International Airport in Florida and conclude when they return to the U.S. in the middle of October.