Traveling by private jets has never been more popular than it currently is in Macau, China, the Macau Business Daily reports.
There are three private-aviation companies that offer flights on private jets in Macau, and another firm that recently applied to operate a chartering service as well. While the demand for private air travel is rising, it is business as usual for casino owners, as they have been using their own private jets to shuttle VIP customers to and fro for years. However, the high costs of maintenance for aircraft has casinos now looking at chartering services instead.
Las Vegas Sands uses its planes to transport not only high rollers, but also its own executives. Sheldon Adelson, the chairman of Las Vegas Sands, and Steve Wynn, the founder and chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd, are reputed to fly exclusively in private planes belonging to their companies.