Leading East Coast private jet broker merges with West Coast charter pioneer; expanding their National presence to meet members’ needs
BOSTON, MA – February 20, 2013 – Magellan Jets, leader in private aviation, announced the acquisition of California-based SkyBridge Private Air. SkyBridge is the pioneer of on-demand charter, ranked Best-of-the Best by the “Robb Report.” SkyBridge’s founders, Jason Moskowitz and Michael Napoliello, were the first to introduce the non-committal on-demand charter program to the market which they called their “One-Way-OK!” service. Magellan is excited to grow and manage SkyBridge’s charter department by now offering aircraft availability with as little as ten hours’ notice, an average aircraft age of five years or less, and expert concierge service 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Additionally, Magellan will offer SkyBridge clients membership services including 25 Hour Jet Cards and their exclusive 10 Hour VLJ Card. These are simplistic and flexible product-based alternatives that SkyBridge’s clientele have been seeking.
Magellan’s West Coast presence has been further strengthened with their newly opened office in San Fransisco. With the West Coast being the hub of entertainment, Magellan’s celebrity following has substantially increased. This is an exciting development for Magellan; who has traditionally catered to executives doing business trips and road shows. This is not to say that Magellan Jets will not remain focused on their corporate clientele on the West Coast. They strategically placed their new office in San Francisco to be closer to the growing number of technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Joshua Hebert, CEO of Magellan Jets reflected on the acquisition, stating “We are proud to welcome SkyBridge to the Magellan Jets family; effectively managing their already well-established charter department while serving as a solution for their clientele is very rewarding.”
Anthony Tivnan, President of Magellan Jets added “Our core products, which have been well received in the market place thus far, will give Skybridge’s clients more variety and flexibility in the way they utilize private jets.”
SkyBridge Private Air, provides access to on-demand private jet charter 365 days a year with its accessible fleet of more than 2,000 jets. Flights are available on a variety of jets including the Hawker 400XP, Citation Excel and Gulfstream-V to and from all U.S. and international airports. SkyBridge Private Air is the first private jet charter-broker to provide Freedom from Fractionalservice. There are no short- or long-term ownership commitments, no membership fees, and no prepayments.
With a focus on safety and service, Magellan Jets uses Wyvern and ARG/US (Aviation Research Group/United States), the world leaders in aviation safety, and they will continue to do so on the west coast. By working with these independent, third-party evaluators, Magellan Jets has access to accurate, unfiltered data that allows them to verify the compliance of all charter flights. Ranging from aircraft flight history to operator insurance policies, Magellan Jets compiles all pertinent air charter safety requirements. Operating as a Wyvern Authorized Broker, they have exclusive access to the records and audits of every aircraft and flight crew available and require the safest records for each flight. Every time travelers fly with Magellan Jets, they’ll be provided with the most up to date background information on the crew and the aircraft based on in-depth research of DOT, FAA, and other aviation safety databases.
Magellan Jets is distinguished in the industry for its commitment to meeting client’s preferences and demands, providing superior safety and security. Their exclusive amenities include no fuel surcharges, gourmet catering, and with no time-specific contracts, Magellan Jets offers a variety of flexible private jet membership programs as well as point-to-point services. They also offer their members guaranteed aircraft availability with as little as ten hours’ notice, an average aircraft age of five years or less, concierge service 24 hours a day/365 days a year, as well as two complimentary upgrades a year.
To learn more, visit www.magellanjets.com.
About Magellan Jets Magellan Jets is a leader in private jet travel with over 30 years of aviation experience. At the forefront of their reputation is the superb quality of service and safety which they provide. With a wide variety of membership programs as well as point-to-point charter services, clients are advised on the best option for their specific needs. Benefits of a membership include no fuel surcharges, no repositioning charges, guaranteed aircraft availability with as little as ten hours notice, inclusive gourmet catering, and V.I.P. ground transportation. Magellan Jets’ Flight Support department is available 24/7 to provide services such as weather tracking, itinerary changes, and personalized in-flight entertainment. Magellan Jets has operations worldwide and offers flights in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, and Europe. Magellan Jets, 1250 Hancock St., Suite 810 N, Quincy, MA, 02169. 877-550-JETS, http://www.magellanjets.com.
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