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JetSuiteX Three-Day Flash Sale Takes Off Between Reno And Oakland

June 25, 2018 - JetSuite

JetSuiteX Three-Day Flash Sale Takes Off Between Reno And Oakland

For Every Seat Sold, JetSuiteX Will Donate to Angel Flight West

 JetSuiteX is taking off in Reno, and making semi-private travel available for a great price, and for a great cause. For three days only, starting Monday, June 25, through Wednesday, June 27, select tickets* on board JetSuiteX will be available for just $29. For every ticket sold, JetSuiteX will also make a donation to Angel Flight West, to help transport patients around the West Coast to treatments at some of the nation's best medical facilities.

JetSuiteX recently introduced semi-private flights between Atlantic Aviation, at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and its own private lounge at Oakland International Airport. Tech mavens and weekend vacationers can now avoid long security lines, cattle-call boarding and baggage claim crowds when they fly between these private terminals, all for a price comparable to (and for a few days better than!) commercial. Tickets can be purchased only at JetSuiteX.com.

"JetSuiteX is delighted to help the Reno community experience semi-private travel for such an amazing price, and to help the community in the process," said Alex Wilcox, founder and CEO of JetSuiteX. "For so many of our customers, time is money, and we're proud to help them arrive at their destinations faster and more comfortably than ever before when they travel aboard JetSuiteX. We also are delighted to assist our friends at Angel Flight West in their mission to help get patients to much-needed medical treatment."

JetSuiteX enables customers to save more than an hour door-to-door by combining the benefits of the private ground experience – arriving just 15-20 minutes before departure and avoiding lines, waiting, cattle calls and baggage carousels – with the scheduled service, affordable price and by-the-seat booking of commercial air travel. JetSuiteX currently services the rest of the San Francisco Bay and other West Coast destinations, with flights between Concord/East Bay (CCR), Oakland(OAK), Burbank (BUR), Orange County (SNA) and Las Vegas (LAS).

The new service will connect Oakland from Reno with daily round-trips every day except Saturday. Up to date schedules can be found at JetSuiteX.com. All-in ticket prices regularly start in the market at $99 each way, including up to two pieces of baggage (up to 50lbs total weight), business class-style leg room and complimentary cocktails and snacks on-board and in the waiting lounge. and in the waiting lounge.
Delta Private Jets Announces Expansion With the Launch of a New Maintenance Facility at Sheltair Aviation in Ft Lauderdale

June 21, 2018 - Delta Private Jets

Delta Private Jets Announces Expansion With the Launch of a New Maintenance Facility at Sheltair Aviation in Ft Lauderdale

New maintenance facility in South Florida will serve the needs of business jet owners and operators

Delta Private Jets announced today that it is expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by opening a new location at Sheltair Aviation on the grounds of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

The new MRO facility in South Florida joins the flagship MRO, centrally located at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which provides a full list of services including aircraft inspections, mechanical and structural repair services, avionics repair and installation, engine change, aircraft conformity, and advanced troubleshooting. In addition, both locations provide installation and repair of Gogo Business Aviation’s® inflight Internet connectivity systems and Garmin ADS-B installation for aircraft on the Delta Private Jets fleet.

Delta Private Jets’ new facility includes a 15,000-square-foot hangar and an additional 2,200-square-foot office space on Sheltair property in Ft. Lauderdale. This Sheltair complex is comprised of 548,000 square feet of hangar, office, and Fixed Base Operation (FBO) terminal space on the north and west side of Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. This new facility, in the world’s largest business jet market, will support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance needs with an on-site team servicing multiple locations in the South Florida area and providing convenient access for international operators.

“The addition of the South Florida MRO provides us the unique position of being an operator and a maintenance service provider, giving us consistent control of our aircraft while offering retail services for Part 135 and Part 91 operators as well,” said Gary Hammes, President of Delta Private Jets.

Delta Private Jets is currently servicing aircraft needs in the South Florida area with a team of trained technicians and will grow to a full service 24/7 operation later this year.

"We are thrilled for such an established, highly-reputable brand as Delta Private Jets to have chosen Sheltair FLL for its location to launch its first MRO in South Florida," said Todd Anderson, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development, Sheltair Aviation. "It is a true testament to the strength of our market's thriving aviation industry, and we look forward to supporting the efforts and the services they will provide to our region.”
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and NetJets Launch Three New Tailor-Made Luxury Travel Packages in Latest Collaboration

June 21, 2018 - NetJets

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and NetJets Launch Three New Tailor-Made Luxury Travel Packages in Latest Collaboration

Trio of fully customisable escapes in Anguilla, Orlando, and the Bahamas deliver full-service flexibility for luxury travellers

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, and NetJets, the worldwide leader in private aviation, are launching three new made-to-order packages that deliver the ultimate in personalised luxury travel. The dynamic packages combine world class Four Seasons accommodation with the freedom of flying private with NetJets.

Following the multiple-destination itineraries introduced last year by the two iconic brands, Four Seasons guests and NetJets owners can now visit Anguilla, Orlando or the Bahamas, and create a uniquely customisable escape, complete with unmatched service, flexibility, and access.

"Together with NetJets, we've combined our intimate knowledge of the luxury consumer to offer a product that is truly unmatched in the market," says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "Our new single-property packages offer guests the same ease and flexibility of a NetJets private aviation experience alongside signature Four Seasons service and quality. These new NetJets experiences deliver a custom-made Four Seasons escape designed and inspired by the preferences of our luxury travellers." 

All three packages feature air transportation from NetJets, offering access from 5,000 airports in 170 countries around the globe, and luxury accommodations from Four Seasons. Travellers can fully customise each escape, with a menu of specialty à la carte activities for added personalisation.

"Our collaboration with Four Seasons delivers an exceptional private aviation experience with the best in luxury hospitality. These three new package concepts are the latest example of our ongoing commitment to innovation in customised luxury travel," says Patrick Gallagher, EVP of Sales and Marketing, NetJets.

In addition to gaining access to the power of the NetJets private fleet - the largest in the world - passengers will benefit from a dedicated concierge who will work with each guest to customise their itinerary into a completely one-of-a-kind experience, ensuring no two journeys are the same.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties Announces Exclusive Partnership with NetJets

June 19, 2018 - NetJets

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties Announces Exclusive Partnership with NetJets

Strategic Partnership Will Provide Exclusive Offerings and Perks for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agents and Clients

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties today announced a strategic partnership with NetJets, the global leader in private aviation. With this new alliance, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents and their clients will have access to NetJets benefits.

"Through our alliance with NetJets, we are thrilled to offer our agents and clients a luxurious private aviation experience with exceptional service, ultimate flexibility and unmatched access to global destinations," said Candace Adams, president and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties. "This partnership represents the pairing of two legendary organizations that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, and most importantly, will allow us to deliver on our promise to empower our agents and continue to provide the very best service to our clients."

Partnership benefits to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents and clients will include cross-marketing opportunities, events and activations to market Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices exclusive properties, as well as special Jet Card access. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents can attend classes on the benefits of private aviation with NetJets executives to reinforce the concierge role they often serve with their clients.   

A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets encompasses the world's largest, most diverse fleet of private jets, with access to 3,200+ airports in 150+ countries. Founded in 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of offering individuals and businesses the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost.  As the private aviation industry continues to thrive, NetJets has attracted an affluent clientele that recognize that no other private flight provider comes close to NetJets' global reach, responsiveness, and commitment to safety.

"This exclusive partnership further emphasizes the strength and incredible reach of the Berkshire Hathaway brand, and will undoubtedly open the door for new opportunities for both parties," said Patrick Gallagher, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NetJets.

New York Properties is part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties/Westchester Properties family, which continues its strategic expansion in the Northeast under the leadership of CEO and President Candace Adams. New England Properties, a Wallingford, CT-based company owned by HomeServices of America, entered Westchester County, NY in 2015 with the acquisition of brokerages operating in Scarsdale, Larchmont and Eastchester. The brokerage expanded into New York City in 2017 with the opening of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties. To learn more about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties visit www.bhhsne.com, www.bhhsnyproperties.com, or www.bhhswestchester.com.
Clay Lacy to Debut New Kodiak Series II at NBAA Regional Forum in White Plains New York

June 19, 2018 - Clay Lacy Aviation

Clay Lacy to Debut New Kodiak Series II at NBAA Regional Forum in White Plains New York

First Kodiak Series II with Aerocet amphibious floats on static display in the Northeastern U.S.

Clay Lacy Aviation, the authorized Quest Aircraft dealer for the Northeast and the Western U.S. will display the all-new Kodiak 100, Series II on June 21 at the NBAA Regional Forum at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York. Introduced on May 30, the Series II builds on the success of the previous Kodiak with a robust list of block change enhancements. Advanced features include Garmin’s next generation G1000NXi, Angle-of-Attack indexer, digital 4-in-1 standby, Flight Stream 510, and an extensive list of new creature comforts.

The Kodiak Series II on static display at the forum will feature Aerocet 6650 carbon fiber amphibious floats. It is ideal for flights to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, East Hampton, Coastal Maine or the any of the region’s lakes, rivers or ocean destinations.

“We are proud to be part of an exciting new chapter for this remarkable, class-leading aircraft,” said Chris Hand, Clay Lacy’s Senior Vice President for the Northeast Region. “Many of our private jet owners have discovered the Kodiak to be a perfect complement to their business and personal travel needs, whether for short shuttle trips or flights to remote or hard-to-access destinations.”

“Our authorized dealers must meet exacting standards for aviation excellence, maintenance expertise and service, which is why we have partnered with Clay Lacy,” said Jonathan Payne, SVP Sales and Marketing, Quest Aircraft Company. “We know that Kodiak buyers and owners can rely on Clay Lacy for an unsurpassed customer experience.”

“We have a long history of designing and building advanced composite floats for Kodiak aircraft,” added Matt Sigfrinius, VP Sales, Aerocet, Inc. “Our 6650 amphibious floats or 6750 straight floats are the perfect complements to the new Kodiak 100 Series II.”
Jet Linx Grounds Fleet And Dedicates All Employees For Its Annual Safety Summit

June 13, 2018 - Jet Linx Aviation

Jet Linx Grounds Fleet And Dedicates All Employees For Its Annual Safety Summit

Private Aviation Leader Advances Safety Standards That Exceed Those Mandated By The FAA

Jet Linx, currently the third largest aircraft management company (FAA Part 135) in the United States, reinforced its unwavering commitment to developing, implementing and furthering the private aviation industry's most rigorous standards during its annual Jet Linx Safety Summit.  In order to focus solely on best safety practices and standards of excellence that exceed governmental regulations and guidelines, Jet Linx suspended all retail flight operations from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (Central Time) to enable and empower all of its employees to collaborate together to further its core operating tenant, safety.

The daylong Summit is the culmination of a weeklong series of rigorous assessment exercises, preparedness practices, roundtables and training programs that Jet Linx conducted with all of its executives, employees, pilots, client services and partners in order to evaluate and advance all safety and related procedures and protocols, standards and practices.  The Summit was developed and conducted by the Company's executive leadership, as well as external industry experts and specialists, at its National Operations Center in Omaha, Nebraska and 14 local Base locations.

"Our commitment to assurance and safety has been a cornerstone since our inception in 1999.  Governmental and regulatory standards are essential, imperative and mandatory, but we consider these standards to be merely a baseline, as we hold ourselves accountable to far more aggressive, exacting and meticulous safety principles," said Jamie Walker, President & CEO of Jet Linx.  "One can either adhere to and comply with established standards or continually strive to create new principles and tenets that transcend the norm, and that is both our credo and our mandate at Jet Linx.  It is for this reason that we invest substantial efforts, energies and financial resources on a continuous and ongoing basis to provide our aircraft owners and members with the assurance and peace of mind that they are flying with the finest team that develops, implements and upholds the leading standards in the private aviation industry."

For example, the number of days off per quarter for pilots is nearly twice the amount required by the Federal Aviation Administration.  Jet Linx also offers additional computer-based training to complement ground training, which exceeds required hours by 50% when combined with classroom instruction.  In addition, the company manages and maintains a standalone certification and training program for its pilots, mechanics and flight coordinators.  Jet Linx also provides training for Airline Transport Pilot certificates for co-pilots, which surpasses the FAA requirements for commercial certificates.  Jet Linx pilots do not self-dispatch like many other FAA Part 135 operators; instead, the company maintains a release process for all flights to ensure operational control and risk mitigation for each flight.  This process is conducted through the use of Flight Coordinators, Maintenance Control and a computer algorithm checklist program incorporated into a proprietary, industry-leading, FlightRisk assessment system that Jet Linx co-developed to ensure optimal safety through predictive analytics.

"While there are only a couple of private aviation operators the size of Jet Linx, we all have a singular goal, which is to provide the safest flight experience for all concerned," said Mr. Walker.  "I hope that all of the other operators, regardless of their size and resources, will join us in taking a day each year to ground their fleets and empower their employees to come together to develop, implement and advance the world's finest and most rigorous safety standards for the private aviation industry.  It's an absolute necessity, and Jet Linx will be pleased to support this effort so we can share best practices with our peers as well as learn from them."
Encore Jets Launches SummerJet The First Ever Private Jet Shuttle Flights Between Ibiza and Mykonos

June 12, 2018 - Encore Jets

Encore Jets Launches SummerJet The First Ever Private Jet Shuttle Flights Between Ibiza and Mykonos

Private aviation company Encore Jets introduces scheduled private jet shuttle flights between Ibiza and Mykonos.

Encore Jets, a leading full-service private aviation company, announced today it is launching SummerJet, a trans-Mediterranean private jet shuttle this summer, offering single-seat private travel between Ibiza and Mykonos from Thursday, July 12th.

For the first time in aviation history, travellers seeking a seamless, luxury, non-stop flight across the Mediterranean between these two summer hotspots now can reserve seats on scheduled flights.

The news is sure to boost local tourism, as commercial airlines have never offered nonstop flights between Mykonos and Ibiza. The shortest route is currently two legs and just under six hours, with many having to endure ten hours of travel time or more. SummerJet is timed at just under three hours each way, and tickets are priced at €2,150 one-way. Helicopter transfers to Athens and Santorini from Mykonos will also be available for an additional charge.

All flights will be on a Mid-Size Citation XLS or a Large Cabin Challenger 604, depending on the calendar date. The first flight will fly out from Ibiza to Mykonos on Thursday, July 12th.

Reservations for the SummerJet private jet shuttle service can be made through the mobile landing page, http://www.encorejets.com/summerjet

Skip the numerous layovers and delays of commercial flights, and island hop in luxury this summer by flying this summer's best experience, Encore Jets' SummerJet.
JetSmarter Makes Private Flying Even More Accessible With New Pay-As-You-Go Option

June 12, 2018 - JetSmarter Inc

JetSmarter Makes Private Flying Even More Accessible With New Pay-As-You-Go Option

The private aviation community extends their flight services to the public with the launch of new pricing model

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announces that they are extending their flight services to the public with a pay-as-you-go option. 

This flexible, no-strings-attached model will give all app users access to JetSmarter flight services, without the commitment and annual fee of membership.  

A market leader in the flight-sharing economy, JetSmarter democratized private aviation by making private jet travel affordable and accessible to its member community. Now, JetSmarter is opening their flight services to the masses; giving even more people the opportunity to experience aviation as it was meant to be.

As flight availability is directly tied to the number of people crowdsourcing flights, pay-as-you-go access will grow flight options exponentially by enabling anyone using the JetSmarter app with the ability to initiate an entire flight, pay only for the seats they need and share the rest of the aircraft with the community – saving thousands compared to traditional private travel. 

Founder and CEO, Sergey Petrossov, explains what this means for existing members; "With more users to initiate custom flights, the JetSmarter community will continue to grow; ultimately driving the creation of new routes and flight frequency. With JetSmarter's flight inventory determined by the flying community, both members and non-members alike will benefit from the increase in flight creation."

With this access, users can book individual seats at market non-member rates, as well as enjoy the ability to create shared and private flights, backed by JetSmarter's low-price guarantee. Flight creation – previously only available to members – gives fliers the freedom to select the aircraft, departure time and the number of seats needed; and save thousands by sharing extra seats with fellow fliers.

Crowdsourcing flights is easy with the app's newest "share" button feature; which lets users share their created flight with anyone - members and non-members alike - via text, email, social media and more. Additionally, flight credits are rewarded to users who refer other non-members to book seats.

For more frequent fliers, the JetSmarter membership – which starts at $4,950/year – proves to be a valuable option, as members receive significant seat discounts, priority flight availability and access to luxury lifestyle benefits, 24/7 concierge, exclusive events and other perks.  
JetSuiteX Takes Off From Orange County To Vegas This Summer

June 07, 2018 - JetSuite

JetSuiteX Takes Off From Orange County To Vegas This Summer

Travel That is Exclusively for Everyone Whisks Customers Between SoCal and Sin City with Daily Semi-Private Flights from Private Terminals Without the Stress, Hassle and Big Airport Crowds

JetSuiteX announced today that its semi-private flights will now be available between private terminals at Orange County's John Wayne Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas starting the week before July 4th. Jetting from SoCal's sandy beaches to Sin City is sexier and faster with JetSuiteX, as travelers avoid congested airports and fly with an unparalleled, semi-private travel experience.

"We created JetSuiteX with Orange County in mind, and we're excited to introduce our semi-private service between this area and Las Vegas, giving customers a chance to avoid long drives to Vegas in traffic and line after line after line at the airports," said Alex Wilcox, founder and CEO of JetSuiteX. "Whether people are hitting the beach or spending a quick weekend in Vegas, we understand that their time is valuable, and are delighted that JetSuiteX can save them up to an hour on each end of their trip by skipping the crowded gates, traffic and headaches, and travel in semi-private style."

Travelers can enjoy a revolutionary new way to fly – arriving just 15-20 minutes before departure and avoiding lines, waiting, cattle calls and baggage carousels – with the scheduled service, affordable price and by-the-seat booking of commercial air travel. JetSuiteX also services other major West Coast destinations, with flights between Concord/East Bay (CCR), San Jose (SJC), Oakland (OAK), Reno (RNO) and Burbank (BUR). Whether Vegas residents are looking to enjoy a beach bonfire, sandy sunset or hike through the hills of Laguna, getting to their OC destination will be just as enjoyable as their stay in sunny Southern California. Residents of Orange County can cut their travel time in half and go from home to cocktails and dinner at their favorite Las Vegas hotel in less than two hours.

JetSuiteX will serve Orange County with multiple-times-daily round-trips every day, and current up-to-date schedules can be found at JetSuiteX.com. All-in ticket prices start at $129 each way, including up to two pieces of baggage (up to 50lbs total weight), business class-style leg room and complimentary cocktails and snacks on-board and in the lounge.
Traveling Through LAX Gets A Whole New Meaning For JetSmarter Members

June 06, 2018 - JetSmarter Inc

Traveling Through LAX Gets A Whole New Meaning For JetSmarter Members

Membership now includes access to 'The Private Suite' with planeside BMW transportation, private TSA and Customs, and first-in-the-USA private terminal service

The world's largest private aviation community, JetSmarter, is adding a new offering to its ever-growing menu of lifestyle benefits – this time for commercial airport travelers. JetSmarter membership now includes complimentary access to The Private Suite at LAX for a head-of-state-style travel experience.

The Private Suite at LAX is a private terminal situated away from the main airport traffic, offering onsite TSA as well as Customs and Immigration screening for commercial fliers, with no lines. Guests enter the airport via a gated entrance and are escorted to their own well-appointed suite complete with a stocked food pantry, private bathroom, two-person daybed, runway view, and on-call attendant. As guests unwind and enjoy the comfort of their suite, all check-in formalities are attended to and luggage is hand delivered to the planeside crew. When time to board, guests go through private pre-flight TSA screening and are driven across the airfield directly to their waiting aircraft.

Inbound passengers landing at LAX are met planeside and driven across the airfield to The Private Suite. International travelers clear Customs and Immigration in a private onsite lounge just steps from their waiting car and the gate leading out of the airport.

The service is available to those traveling domestically and internationally, both in and out of LAX.  

"We've found that many of our members fly private jets on short-haul trips around the US.  However, those same customers tend to utilize commercial airlines and the first-class cabin when they head overseas.  JetSmarter is a great match for The Private Suite.  Their members are searching for ultimate ease and seamless logistics, and we've been able to accomplish that at one of the Nation's busiest airports," said The Private Suite's Co-Founder Joshua Gausman.

JetSmarter members enjoy a complimentary membership to The Private Suite at LAX, granting them access to book services at special rates; reserved exclusively for members paying the annual fee of $4,500. Additionally, Sophisticated members also receive a complimentary VIP experience (valued at $3,000).

The Private Suite is just one of the many perks of a JetSmarter membership. For a complete list of benefits or to learn more, call +1 (888) 9-VIP-JET to speak with a Membership Specialist.
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