Canada’s Dream Club is planning a $5-million charter to fly the likes of Justin Bieber and Drake across Canada and the U.S. to celebrate their respective birthdays, The Associated Press has learned.
The club plans to fly all six of the pop stars, as well as Drake and the hip-hop group Chance the Rapper, to New York, Philadelphia, Boston and New Orleans, the AP has learned, citing people familiar with the matter.
The charter, which is being organized by the club, will include the luxury yacht, a private jet, a helicopter and a fleet of private boats.
It is expected to begin flying by the end of the year, people familiar and club officials said.
The five-member group, which has not yet publicly announced its name, is also planning a private plane for the celebrities.
While the private jets are still being built, people with knowledge of the project said they are still in the planning stage.
Drake and Bieber are not scheduled to sail with the charter.
They are scheduled to be the guests of honor at a private party for the club’s executive board.
The New York City club is not affiliated with the pop star’s label, Def Jam Recordings, nor are they scheduled to appear at Drake’s upcoming concert in Nashville.
Drake has previously been criticized for not attending the concerts because of a contract dispute.
The singer has been widely criticized for skipping out on some of the events held at his home in the United Kingdom.
In an interview last year with the New York Daily News, Drake said the club could have had the singer on board for concerts in his hometown.
“It’s a huge honor for me to have them be part of our celebrations,” he said.
“I feel like it’s a massive honor for my fans, for my family, for everyone that I’ve worked with over the years.”
The charter is being hosted by the Atlantic Club of New York.
The group has been trying to build a yacht charter business since 2010, when it purchased a yacht from a Caribbean charter operator, the New England Charter Company.
In February 2011, the club filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The company later sold the yacht, which was later converted into a luxury cruise ship, to a group of investors led by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg’s political action committee.
The Atlantic Club filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2014, saying the company was unable to pay creditors.
The investors have not commented publicly on the charter company’s status since then.
The owners of the Atlantic Charter Company declined to comment.