Money & Your Business
Now With More Options, Business Aviation Takes Flight
A new debit card gives customers access to as many private flight hours as they need.
(NAPSI)—Increasingly, travelers are discovering that business aviation can take them where they want to go.
One of the biggest advantages of flying privately is more access. Commercial airlines serve just 450 airports in the U.S., while business jets can fly to more than 5,000. What’s more, private jets are able to reach any of the more than 100 cities that have lost airline service since the economic downturn.
Private aviation can not only reach more destinations, but it can get travelers there even more quickly. Business jets are certified to fly higher than commercial planes, enabling them to fly faster and arrive at destinations more quickly than even direct flights.
In addition to shorter travel, time can more efficiently be used on a private jet, as important meetings can be held or travelers can focus on key projects and make important phone calls from the air. Travelers also benefit from customizing their trips. “With one phone call, travelers can visit up to three cities, pitch five proposals and return home in time for dinner,” adds Fred Reid, president of Flexjet, the sales and marketing agent for Jet Solutions in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, as Flexjet is not an air carrier.
Many companies are finding that these advantages are good for business.
According to a report by NEXA Advisors, companies that use business aircraft outperform non-aviation users in several important financial measures, including annual earnings growth, stock and dividend growth, total share price, market capitalization and other financial yardsticks.
To provide its customers with even more ways to personalize their private jet travel options, the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program—operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions—recently unveiled a new debit card product. Created for those with varied travel requirements, the debit card gives customers access to as many private flight hours as they need-along with an unlimited travel calendar—aboard high-performance Learjet or Challenger aircraft.
Following an initial deposit, debit card customers benefit from 24-hour call-out times, competitive pricing and flat hourly rates with no long-term commitment, management fees or up-front capital costs.
The program also guarantees 365-day availability on the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR and Challenger 300 aircraft, with advance reservations and no blackout dates; access to the program’s Challenger 604 aircraft is provided on an as-available basis.
The program’s customer account managers are available around the clock to assist with all travel arrangements, from scheduling the aircraft to catering and ground transportation. The flight cost is then deducted from the debit card balance, which can be replenished via an automatic or manual recharge option. With new options such as this new debit card, it’s never been easier to take to the skies.
For more information, visit www.flexjet25.com or call (866) 473-0025.