Crystal Skye, a VIP Boeing 777-200L, was delivered Aug. 1 to Crystal AirCruises, a subsidiary of Crystal Cruises registered in Aruba. The aircraft marks an expansion by Crystal Cruises into special-interest aerial charters with a focus on the Asia market.

Itineraries will be managed by global leisure, entertainment and hospitality specialist Genting of Hong Kong. The 84-passenger twinjet, reconfigured by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington, is being operated and maintained by Swiss charter and aircraft management specialist Comlux The Aviation Group. Its subsidiary Comlux Aruba N.V. managed the offshore registration process on the Caribbean island.

It is the second VIP aircraft registered offshore by Comlux Aruba and carries the tail-number PA-XTL. The first was a Boeing 767-200ER, tail number P4-CLA. A third VIP aircraft, an Airbus ACJ330-200, is currently being outfitted at the Comlux America completion subsidiary in Indianapolis. It also will be registered in Aruba and is expected to enter service next summer.