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Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017
Companies of all sizes see the impact private travel can make to their bottom line. By avoiding the hassle and delays of commercial travel, their leaders utilize their time more efficiently to see more people, more frequently, to ensure deals are made and properties are managed well.
Today, Executive AirShare offers a way for middle-market companies to tap into the benefits of private travel, without devoting the resources of a Fortune 500 company. The LAUNCH Lease travel plan offers customers 40 total program days on an Executive AirShare aircraft, to use however they like over a two-year period. Companies enjoy unmatched safety, reliability and fleet capability – with a minimal investment and no long-term commitment. LAUNCH Lease complements the recently released EMBARK membership program, which starts with as few as 10 flight days a year.
Like all Executive AirShare programs, LAUNCH Lease and EMBARK utilize a fleet of efficient business aircraft, including the Embraer Phenom 300 and the Beechcraft King Air 350i. These workhorse aircraft prove their value daily to the companies who use them, ensuring personnel can efficiently travel to hard-to-reach places or an entire team can make crucial sales meetings that impact company revenue. Companies gain a powerful business tool by using planes that are always right-sized for the mission – not wasteful luxury jets that are expensive to operate.
“Businesses of this size are successful because they’re nimble in a changing market, and they find ways to maximize return from their budgets,” says Keith Plumb, Executive AirShare’s president and CEO. “LAUNCH Lease gives them a way to travel efficiently wherever they need to, without locking them into lengthy contracts.”
LAUNCH Lease and EMBARK provide the greatest flexibility in the marketplace. Unlike other programs that measure every hour of use, customers have the full use of their days. Customers can travel more efficiently – flying longer distances, and making multiple stops on a flight day – without worrying about exhausting prepaid hours the other companies sell.
“LAUNCH Lease saves time over commercial travel, and money over charter services,” says Michael McMillan, Executive AirShare’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Every flight is in an aircraft recognized as a leader in business-use efficiency and is exempt from the Federal Excise Tax that charter flights are subject to. Personalized service should come without extra fees or surcharges.”
Customers use operational centers in the nation’s midsection and the Great Lakes region. But they can fly all over the United States and into the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and Canada. Users might fly from Buffalo to Philadelphia; Dallas to Midland, Texas; or Houston to Kansas City, with a stop for a meeting in Oklahoma City.