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Four Seasons luxury private jet touches down in Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 27, 2015
A Boeing 757-200 G-TCSX on approach to Sydney Airport. (Bernie Proctor)
The Four Seasons Boeing 757-200 G-TCSX on approach to Sydney Airport. (Bernie Proctor)

The Boeing 757 has always been a rare bird in Australian skies, but none moreso than this striking all-black 757-200 which landed at Sydney Airport a little before 1900 local time on Thursday.

The British registered 757, G-TCSX, is part of TAG Aviation’s charter and private jet fleet and has been leased to the Four Seasons and features the hotel group’s livery on the fuselage and logo on the tail.

The Four Seasons unveiled the aircraft, which is fitted with 52 flat-bed leather seats and used for luxury around-the-world holidays, in late 2014. These trips, that last between three and four weeks, cost about US$119,000 per person (double occupancy), according to the hotel group’s website.

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The 757’s visit to Sydney is only a brief one, with the aircraft departing for Bali shortly after midday on Friday.

A video of the aircraft being painted can be seen on the Four Seasons Youtube channel:

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4 Comments

  • BANKS

    says:

    Any idea on where was it painted?

  • Random

    says:

    Never could work out why the 757 didn’t do well in Australia. Range payload combination were unrivalled for a generation, and given our low population base it could have made hub-busting on both domestic and international routes a lucrative option for local airlines.

  • Al

    says:

    I was driving through Mascot just before 12:30pm on the 27th and looked up to see VIP13 climbing to the north. Initially thought it was ANZ’s black 789 then immediately realised it was something quite different, TAG’s 757-2K2. It certainly looked resplendent in this colour scheme

  • Malcolm

    says:

    I know that the 757 did have a bad wake turbulence. Even the bigger aircraft needed to wait 2:00min before take-off behind one. Very bad reputation and Boeing let each of their 757 customers know about it.

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Four Seasons luxury private jet touches down in Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 27, 2015
A Boeing 757-200 G-TCSX on approach to Sydney Airport. (Bernie Proctor)
The Four Seasons Boeing 757-200 G-TCSX on approach to Sydney Airport. (Bernie Proctor)

The Boeing 757 has always been a rare bird in Australian skies, but none moreso than this striking all-black 757-200 which landed at Sydney Airport a little before 1900 local time on Thursday.

The British registered 757, G-TCSX, is part of TAG Aviation’s charter and private jet fleet and has been leased to the Four Seasons and features the hotel group’s livery on the fuselage and logo on the tail.

The Four Seasons unveiled the aircraft, which is fitted with 52 flat-bed leather seats and used for luxury around-the-world holidays, in late 2014. These trips, that last between three and four weeks, cost about US$119,000 per person (double occupancy), according to the hotel group’s website.

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The 757’s visit to Sydney is only a brief one, with the aircraft departing for Bali shortly after midday on Friday.

A video of the aircraft being painted can be seen on the Four Seasons Youtube channel:

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4 Comments

  • BANKS

    says:

    Any idea on where was it painted?

  • Random

    says:

    Never could work out why the 757 didn’t do well in Australia. Range payload combination were unrivalled for a generation, and given our low population base it could have made hub-busting on both domestic and international routes a lucrative option for local airlines.

  • Al

    says:

    I was driving through Mascot just before 12:30pm on the 27th and looked up to see VIP13 climbing to the north. Initially thought it was ANZ’s black 789 then immediately realised it was something quite different, TAG’s 757-2K2. It certainly looked resplendent in this colour scheme

  • Malcolm

    says:

    I know that the 757 did have a bad wake turbulence. Even the bigger aircraft needed to wait 2:00min before take-off behind one. Very bad reputation and Boeing let each of their 757 customers know about it.

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