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HondaJet Customers Going Around the World in 80 Days

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Mr. Julian MacQueen (before boarding)

Julian MacQueen poses with the HondaJet

Taking a page from science fiction author Jules Verne, a pair of HondaJet customers is doing their own modern day spin on the classic novel Around the World in 80 Days.

Honda Aircraft customers Julian and Kim MacQueen are setting out on a journey that will see them flying their HondaJet to up to 26 countries. The couple is cleverly calling their quest “Around the World in 80 Stays.”

Julian MacQueen, who makes his home in Pensacola, Florida, is the founder and CEO of Innisfree Hotels, one of the largest hotel management companies in the United States. The MacQueens will use the tour, in part, to do research related to their hospitality business, as they will be making stays at hotels in various cultures.

During the 80-day journey, the HondaJet will also be used for static showings and, at some airports, possible demo flights for potential customers. This marks the first around-the-world flight for the HondaJet, presenting the company with 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 & 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 “Around the World in 80 Stays” tour will begin on Friday, August 4th at Pensacola International Airport in Florida, and will conclude when the MacQueens return to the US in the middle of October.