Flexjet Takes Fractional Private Jet Experience from Extraordinary to Incomparable with Red Label
September 15, 2015
Innovative Offering Includes Flight Crews Dedicated To a Single Aircraft, Artisan Interiors and Access to the Youngest Fleet in the Industry
Dallas, September 15, 2015 – Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that it is launching Red Label, providing game-changing innovations never before seen in the fractional market. Among the highly anticipated new features are flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft, artisan interiors and access to the world’s youngest fractional jet fleet.
“We are marking Flexjet’s 20th anniversary by launching Red Label, the future of fractional flying and a genuine innovation in our industry,” said Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci. “We are pushing the bounds of the typical fractional offering to provide enhancements exclusive to Flexjet. Red Label will deliver a level of premium comfort and customization that fosters a private flying experience as personally rewarding and empowering as owning your own aircraft.”
Red Label takes Flexjet’s already extraordinary offering and customizes it to the expectations of the fractional ownership industry’s most sophisticated and discerning group of Owners, making it incomparable. To take Red Label from conception to reality, Ricci and his team put to use 35 years’ worth of knowledge and experience building some of the nation’s most successful private aviation companies. In 2013, Flexjet’s executive team began a two-year effort to develop their vision for the future of fractional by seeking to anticipate and fulfill Owners’ desires in every conceivable aspect of the flight experience.
The result is Red Label by Flexjet. Among the most pioneering features available only through Red Label are flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft. Red Label’s “One Flight Crew, One Aircraft” model, under which one crew is assigned to fly a single Flexjet aircraft, is a completely new take on aircraft crewing under the fractional model. “When one crew is assigned to fly a single Flexjet aircraft, a higher level of confidence and consistency is delivered,” added Ricci. “This is a model that has been used by the military for years. It instills a sense of pride and ownership in the aircraft and allows the pilot to become more intimately familiar with their aircraft. Red Label pilots will be exclusive to their very own Flexjet aircraft, akin to what both pilots and Owners experience when they own a whole aircraft.”
In addition, exclusive artisan aircraft interiors with smart cabin design elements will be offered and are unique to Red Label by Flexjet. These interiors feature hand-stitched leather and suede seating, a distinctively warm, welcoming color palette and customized seating configurations. For example, in the Learjet 75LXi, Flexjet has introduced unique interior enhancements such as a fold-down ottoman in the forward club and a smart six-passenger seating arrangement for added comfort – an example of the kinds of innovative interior touches available under Red Label through the LXi cabin collection.
“No one else is doing this – and we are years ahead of the rest of our industry with this innovation,” added Ricci. “Red Label puts an element of elegance and delight into fractional flying that has never existed before. It’s an entirely different experience, and it’s possible only because we are purchasing so many new aircraft that we have the scale and ability to customize them right as they come off the production line.”
The Red Label fleet includes the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, Legacy 450 and Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, each of which is less than five years old.
“Current and prospective Owners who have had a sneak peek at the first Red Label aircraft are impressed by their luxury and superior quality, many expressing that it will be hard to ever go back to a traditional business jet interior,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “The comfort and aesthetic touches of Red Label are truly one of a kind, and we are excited about bringing crews dedicated to a single aircraft to the fractional model, offering individuals who fly with us a deep sense of familiarity and confidence.”
Flexjet, LLC 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 16th 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 75, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450 ,G500 and G650 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 @Flexjet.
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