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Investing in the Luxury of Private Air TravelThe ultimate in indulgence, private air travel has a penchant for making even the most opulent of commercial options pale in comparison. Indeed, as those accustomed to the luxury will attest; flying privately pays homage to a level of civility and convenience all but forgotten by today’s commercial airlines. It is one of life’s not-so-little luxuries that is impossibly exclusive, yet remains deliciously attainable.
In answer to the well-heeled public’s cacophonous demand for more luxurious, convenient travel the transportation industry has veritably exploded with charter aviation options. Offering both luxury and convenience galore, these options have been designed to give clients the freedom to select the aircraft, schedule, and options best suited to their immediate needs - regardless of what those needs may be or where in the world they may happen. And what that means - much to the delight of jet setters around the globe - is that one need not own a private jet to experience the covetable, private jet lifestyle.
Representing the future of exclusive air travel, JetLinx is a private aviation company offering stellar, worldwide service to its high flying clientele. Founded in 1999 as a bespoke approach to jet charters, JetLinx’s myriad offerings represent an array of distinctly different opportunities for clients to experience the best of private aviation. Through their innovative Jet Card membership, JetLinx clients are afforded the benefits of a program that meets the traditional needs of charter jet clients through guaranteed availability, top-notch service and a complete range of modern, well-appointed aircraft. For jet owners, JetLinx offers the valuable benefits of a reliable, internally-controlled revenue stream as well as the safety, convenience and cost efficiency provided by their comprehensive Aircraft Management program.
Enjoying status as a IS-BAO Stage 3, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman safety rated operator; JetLinx Aviation operates at a lofty, covetable level of distinction earned by less than one percent of all aircraft operators in the world. Additionally, JetLinx offers private jet owners the ease of complete fuel and maintenance services, pilot recruitment and crew resourcing – leaving them with time to enjoy their fleet rather than manage it. Honing JetLinx’s allure and convenience to an even finer point is the company’s dedicated Sales & Acquisition team, a staff of aviation professionals available to assist clients through the process of purchasing their first aircraft or working with them in the expansion of an existing fleet.
Vying for private aviation market attention are companies including NetJets, arguable the industry’s most widely known giant. The private aviation trailblazer manages a fleet of more than seven hundred private aircraft worldwide and boasts a portfolio of services similar to those offered by JetLinx, but with the notable addition of a fractional ownership option. In contrast to the global giants are a plethora of smaller, regional aviation providers. While their numbers may not be as attention grabbing as those of the industry’s behemoths, the local knowledge experience provided by these companies is an infinitely valuable resource to the clients they serve. Case in point, South Africa’s Federal Airlines. Partnering with acclaimed travel companies including Abercrombie & Kent and some of Africa’s most spectacular safari lodges, the airline provides guests with a selection of well-appointed, charter and shuttle flights designed to bring an additional layer of indulgence to their clients once in a lifetime, luxury travel experiences.
While commercial airlines and all they offer will undoubtedly remain an omnipresent part of our travel culture, it’s lovely to know that soaring through the skies enveloped in your very own exclusive cocoon of luxury is always within reach.