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Boeing's new business jet can fly more than half way around the world without stopping

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Looking to circumnavigate the globe without stopping and in supreme comfort? Well, it just got a little bit more simple - if you can pay the price. 

Boeing Business Jets announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping to refuel, farther than any business jet ever built thanks largely due to the most fuel-efficient engine in the market. 

"Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at the bi-annual Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA).

SEE: What flying Business Class is really like

The new jet comes in two models at present - the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. At a range of 21 570 nautical kilometres in a spacious 302,5 square metre cabin, the BBB 777-8 is the one to go for for those looking for the longest range in ultimate comfort.

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At 342,7 square metres, the BBJ 777-9 model offers customers a vast pool of potential interior design configurations to ensure maximum comfort for the VIP traveller. 

Check out some of the interior concepts from leading design firms below: 

SEE: How to get bumped up to Business Class when travelling

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