BARNES, a major player in international luxury real estate, has been developing for more than 20 years a global approach to the services it provides to its clientele: art consulting, family office, yachting, equestrian, hunting or wine estates, decoration, life annuity. The BARNES offer covers a range that extends well beyond real estate itself.
In November 2021, in response to growing demand from its French and international clients, BARNES is joining forces with IXAIR to create BARNES IXAIR, a new approach to private aviation.
“The constraints linked to confinements and health restrictions concerning travel (business or pleasure), have brought the advantages of private aviation back to the forefront,” notes Thibault de Saint Vincent, President of BARNES. “This is why we have decided to join forces with IXAIR, an airline that shares our criteria of excellence and the French art of living, in order to offer all our clients an offer that is truly dedicated to them.”
“Since the beginning of the health crisis, business aviation has often appeared as the only solution to ensure the continuity of essential travel, in complete safety and with minimized risks of contagion. In fact, the pandemic has led to an increase in private jet family flights in the summers of 2020 and 2021 after many scheduled flights were cancelled“, notes IXAIR.
“BARNES and IXAIR are complementary as representatives of French luxury,” adds Nicolas Ziza, President of IXAIR. Our clientele, most of whom share the same values, our high level of service, our rigor and our reliability.
According to the operator, this “complementarity between BARNES and IXAIR is reflected in the extreme personalization of the service offered from the moment the reservation is made, for flights in France, Europe or to the other side of the world. VIP transfers, entertainment, gastronomy, the French art of living is cultivated at every minute of the BARNES IXAIR experience“.
“The links between prestige real estate and business aviation are numerous,” says Thibault de Saint Vincent. “For example, when booking a vacation rental on the French Riviera in the summer or in the Alps in the winter, BARNES clients will receive a BARNES IXAIR flight proposal adapted to their needs.”
IXAIR is a major player in business aviation in France, whether for business or private travel, based for 20 years at Paris-le-Bourget airport, which in 2019 notably enabled it to fly more than 3,500 passengers. Operating short, medium and long-haul jets with 4 to 15 seats, the company can provide any flight in France and worldwide. It relies on a fleet of aircraft dedicated to passenger transport and on a team of professionals used to customized solutions. IXAIR complies with the most rigorous international certifications; its crews and ground staff are all under French employment contracts. The maintenance of its aircraft is carried out in reference workshops, notably at Le Bourget. BARNES IXAIR can also advise on the acquisition, operation and sale of business aircraft.
BARNES IXAIR’s offer covers primarily intra-European and transatlantic flights, for a large international clientele wishing to benefit from the combined services of the two references that are BARNES and IXAIR. For both partners, the aim is to bring to business aviation a common brand synonymous with excellence, safety, tailor-made services and the art of living.