Exclusively Available At Flexjet – Global Access Program That Rewards International Travelers the Farther They Fly
March 29, 2016
- Lease program offers large-cabin fleet for long-range travel needs
- Distance-based pricing structure rewards travelers more the farther they fly
- Supplemental lift solution for corporate flight departments and fractional Owners
CLEVELAND, March 29, 2016 – Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of
private jets, today officially introduced Global Access, a first-of-its-kind flexible lease program providing access
to a large-cabin fleet for long-range international travel. Global Access offers an hourly rate structure that
reflects the efficiencies of long-range travel.
A model available nowhere else in private jet travel, Global Access is a lease that grants participants access to Flexjet’s fleet of large-cabin, long-range aircraft, with responsive hourly rates that decrease the longer the
Global Access by Flexjet can be added to existing fractional ownership contracts or acquired through standalone leases. Unlike traditional fractional ownership programs, participation in Global Access does not entail buying shares in a particular jet. Instead, participants will be able to access Flexjet’s entire fleet of large-cabin aircraft, with Flexjet providing the most mission-suitable large-cabin jet for each international trip requested.
“We began offering Global Access on a test basis in early 2015, and have been carefully refining it since then
based on the response of fractional Owners and corporate flight departments,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s
Chief Executive Officer. “As we publicly launch Global Access, the program is primed to serve a segment of the
private jet travel market that needs a flexible means of accessing large-cabin aircraft for nonstop international
Global Access offers significant benefits for corporate flight departments. Companies that primarily operate
domestically would not have to take aircraft offline for international trips. They also do not need to worry about
arranging repositioning legs for international flights. Finally, they can rely on Flexjet’s international flight planning expertise to manage the unique details of global travel.
All Global Access participants will have access to Flexjet’s growing fleet of long-range aircraft, including the
Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream G450. In addition, the program will offer access to long-range aircraft that will be joining the Global Access fleet over the coming years, including the Gulfstream G650, the Gulfstream G500 and the Aerion AS2, which will be the world’s first supersonic business jet.
“Global Access will open up the world to our current fractional Owners as well as corporate flight departments that have a need for large-cabin aircraft with international range, but not enough to justify whole aircraft ownership,” added Silvestro. “Global Access makes large-cabin international private jet travel more accessible than ever before, and, with responsive pricing, we return to travelers the savings from flying long distances in more cost-effective cruising mode, something no other company does.”
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015.
Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to
be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first
and only company to be honored with its 17th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional program
fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an
average age of approximately six years—including their LXi Cabin Collection consisting of the Learjet 75LXi,
Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the
Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300,
Challenger 300 and Challenger 605. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For
more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter
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