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ElJet: Private Jet Charter Company Named to Inc. 500 List For The Second Year In A Row

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2011

U.S.-based private jet charter company ElJet has been named to the influential Inc.500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second year in a row. ElJet ranked number 420 out of 5000 companies on the list.

Inc. Magazine creates the Inc.500|5000 list by evaluating the prior four years sales results (2007 – 2010) of all companies that apply for this honor.

This accomplishment can be attributed to two simple factors; an increase in customer referrals and overall customer satisfaction (over 90 percent of ElJet’s business is from repeat clientele). In addition, ElJet continues to benefit from the growing migration of clients of competitors who hold jet cards, and fractional shares seeking value and cost savings for their private jet travel needs.

Customer Service
“Once again our customers have spoken by continuing to use our service and by recommending us to their friends and business associates”, said Ben Schusterman, President and Founder of ElJet. “Clients of the big fractional and jet card providers have realized that they can get the identical product, any aircraft, on their own schedule, with the same level – if not higher – of customer service, which is why we have seen such incredible growth even through these economically challenging times. Not to mention savings of 50% or more and no risk of monthly fees, rapidly depreciating aircraft and the shock of unexpected charges.”

Value
ElJet focuses on providing customers with top-notch customer service and incredible value for their money. ElJet provides that value by utilizing empty leg (or “deadhead”) flights whenever possible. Its traditional charter business is also one of the largest in the industry. Empty legs are flights that are booked only one way and return to the starting point empty. This typically means a loss for the aircraft owner, who will often charter the empty leg portion of the flight at a significant discount. Empty legs have been an industry headache since the creation of the aircraft charter industry – ElJet has been relieving some of that pain, much to the delight of businesses and individuals requiring private jet service at a discount.

One-Ways
ElJet provides additional value by offering one-way pricing on 90 percent of flights flown. If an ElJet client requires more than one or two days on the ground it is often less expensive to charter an aircraft twice, rather than paying to keep the aircraft stationary in one location. Utilizing its vast network of empty legs and its close relationship with one-way operators ElJet can typically provide one-way pricing for each portion of an extended-stay trip.

Safety
Every ElJet flight is accompanied by a comprehensive Wyvern Safety Pass Report. This report checks the history of the aircraft; the operator’s insurance coverage; and the pilot’s experience in the specific class of aircraft chartered. If the report does not pass on all counts, the flight does not depart.
Furthermore, ElJet maintains membership to the esteemed Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA). ACANA members are internationally recognized by customers and charter operators alike as meeting the highest standards of ethics and the utmost level of commitment to customer safety, quality and service.

Streamlined Booking
ElJet’s booking process is one of the simplest in the jet charter industry. The company offers quotes in 60 seconds or less and can often get clients on their way within two hours of finalizing booking (compared to ten hours or more for many of its competitors).

ElJet goes a step further for qualified clientele. These clients (members of the ElJet Charter Select Streamlined Booking Program) can book a flight by simply sending a one-word e-mail. “Our busy clientele have repeatedly told us that this convenience alone is a good reason for them to keep coming back. We appreciate and value each and every client, and make it our business to be familiar with their specific needs, from aircraft requirements to specifics like food allergies, catering preferences and more,” said Roberta Latham, Senior Charter Portfolio Manager at ElJet.

About ElJet
ElJet Charter Portfolio Managers are on call 24/7 to assist with any private travel needs. Representatives can be reached at 888-355-3538 or by submitting a request at http://www.ellejet.com. ElJet successfully does business throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. ElJet is not a direct or indirect air carrier. ElJet does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are operated by FAR Part 135 air carriers or foreign equivalent (“operators”), who maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times.

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Fantastic article about the love affair (now non-existent) of flying commercially.

I used to love airplanes. I was a bit nervous at takeoff most of the time – I’m not sure why I wasn’t just as anxious when the plane landed, but I wasn’t – but I loved everything else about it. There was silverware in coach, I seem to recall, and free drinks, and the captain would point out places of interest 38,000 feet down.

They had to be big places of interest.

But that was during the era that we thought was reality, as opposed to a blip of prosperity that seemed permanent but wasn’t. I can remember flying first class on a 747 – in those days, I was working for companies that sent employees top drawer all the way, hang the expense.

“I like to arrive refreshed when I reach Paris,” one executive told me.

“Oh, so do I,” I said fervently, never having arrived in Paris in any shape in my life. And first-class Air France was like a high-speed version of the court of Caesar Augustus. I expected to see a suckling pig butchered before my eyes as twinkly-eyed stewardesses (as they were called) carried jeroboams of Champagne for carousing passengers.

Carmageddon Special: Fly Over It In a Private Jet From $299

July 15, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) – ElJet Aviation Services Inc. 500’s fastest growing private jet charter company is offering a Carmageddon Special to our fellow Los Angeles based residents and clients.

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Jet Charter Los Angeles to Las Vegas on a Phenom 100

Starting at $299 per person** for any of the following city pairs:

LAX to Burbank or Van Nuys

Burbank or Van Nuys to LAX

Santa Monica to Burbank or Van Nuys

Burbank or Van Nuys to Santa Monica

Starting at $399 per person** for any of the following city pairs:

Santa Ana to Burbank or Van Nuys

Burbank or Van Nuys to Santa Ana

Long Beach to Burbank or Van Nuys

Burbank or Van Nuys to Long Beach

“This is our way to help ease some of the Carmageddon trepidation that most Los Angeles based residents are experiencing”, said Ben Schusterman, President of ElJet, referring to the upcoming shutdown of the 405 Freeway. “We received so many calls from local clients asking how we can help, and seeing how relatively reasonable the pricing was on a per person basis we decided to offer this option to the community at large”.

To book please call 888-355-3538 and ask for the Carmageddon Special.

** Prices quoted above are representative for the route suggested. The route is unscheduled. Times and destinations are flexible. Prices do not include taxes and other fees. Pricing is based upon a light jet seating 7 passengers operated by a FAA Part 135 licensed operator which ElJet is not. Pricing is one-way. Subject to availability.

About ElJet

Founded in 2006, ElJet focuses on providing customers with top-notch customer service and incredible value for their money. ElJet provides that value by utilizing empty leg (or “deadhead”) flights whenever possible. Its traditional charter business is also one of the largest in the industry. Empty legs are flights that are booked only one way and return to the starting point empty. Empty legs have been an industry headache since the creation of the aircraft charter industry — ElJet has been relieving some of that pain, much to the delight of businesses and individuals requiring private jet service at a discount.

ElJet Charter Portfolio Managers are available 24/7 to assist with any private travel needs. Representatives can be reached at 888-355-3538 or by submitting a request at our newly redesigned website www.ellejet.com. ElJet successfully does business throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. ElJet is not a direct or indirect air carrier. ElJet does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are operated by FAR Part 135 air carriers or foreign equivalent (“operators”), who maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times.

 

Contact:

Media Inquiries:

Ben Schusterman

888-355-3538

sales@ellejet.com

Website: www.ellejet.com

 

Private Jet Charter Continues To Rebound

The private jet charter industry is continuing to rebound after a tough few years.

As the industry and global economy contracted, many older aircraft were retired and weaker charter operators filed for bankruptcy. This has helped to make the current US charter fleet much younger but also aircraft available for charter more restricted.

At ElJet we have survived through the tougher times due to our strong balance sheet and commitment to customer service. As we sit in the front row watching the industry come back we have noticed the following trends.

  • Reduced demand by managed fleet operators – As owners who have their aircraft in managed fleets are utilizing their aircraft more. Hours available for charter customers have declined.
  • Higher Fuel Prices – Higher fuel prices have led to increased costs for the charter consumer (and operators). This has led to an increase in charter prices year over year (YOY).
  • Less price flexibility – Operators have been less willing to negotiate pricing as demand continues to return.
  • Large Cabin / Short Leg Flights – Operators have been less willing to do short haul flights (1 hour or less each way) on large cabin (Heavy Jets) as the wear on the aircraft vs. the potential revenue equation is no longer attractive.
  • Short Notice Flights – Its more imperative than ever to book in advance. If you are planning a summer trip now would be the time to lock in your aircraft so that you can have the best choice of aircraft and to ensure that you receive optimal pricing.

We are very pleased to say that we are on track for another record breaking year. We at ElJet are committed to value and hope that we can assist you with future flights. To get the best pricing we encourage our customers to book in advance. We are standing by 24/7 to assist you with all of your travel needs at 888-355-3538.

Visit Our Newly Expanded Aircraft Selection Page

Not sure which type of aircraft you want to charter?

As always here at ElJet we strive to make the private jet charter process as easy as possible for you.

We recently added information on over sixty different aircraft types. From the most commonly chartered Turbo-Props all the way through Airliners. Information includes some of the most popular features of each aircraft, cabin dimensions, range, and photos.

Next time you are considering a jet charter your aircraft selection process will be that much easier. And once you have determined your aircraft choice please call your expert ElJet Travel Portfolio manager and we will locate the aircraft of your choice at a price that is always better than the competition. Without ever sacrificing safety or quality.

Visit the Aircraft Selection page by clicking here.

Visit Our Aircraft Video Selection Guide

Not sure what kind of aircraft you need?

Would you like to get an idea of the difference between very light, light, midsize, supermid-size, heavy jets and airliners?

There are so many options when booking your private jet charter that it can be overwhelming and confusing. At ElJet we are always trying to make our customers lives easier. We have recently introduced our aircraft video selection guide. Powered by AIN these videos give you a video tour of the inside of each aircraft type and provides you with an overview of the key features that each aircraft class provides.

As always our Travel Portfolio Managers are knowledgeable in the difference between each aircraft type and can always help you select the best aircraft for your mission.

To visit our video aircraft selection guide please click here.

 

ElJet Opens It’s Streamlined Booking Charter Select Program

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – April 13, 2011) –  ElJet Aviation Services Inc. 500’s fastest growing private jet charter company has opened its Charter Select program to the charter consumer.

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The program, which has been in testing has been developed in conjunction with ElJet’s more frequent travelers and has seen incredible success. It is now available to the traveling public.

“Our business has seen tremendous growth as the recession educated charter consumers of the limitations and lack of value offered by Jet Cards and Fractional shares,” said Ben Schusterman ElJet’s President. “Our clients’ biggest complaint about utilizing on-demand charter was that for last minute itineraries the hassle of completing paperwork for every trip was so tedious. I can’t tell you the number of times we had client flights delayed due to a business meeting that ran late and by the time they got back to their hotel the business center was already closed. The Charter Select program solves this problem for good,” said Schusterman.

How It Works:

Clients sign a blanket agreement which provides authorization for the client or client’s representative to book charter on their behalf. Payment is still required in advance (for immediate itineraries by credit card for itineraries that are a few days out either by credit card or via wire transfer). Client is sent an itinerary, photos and pricing via email and can approve the flight with a simple email approval.

There are 3 tiers to the Charter Select Program, Basic, Premier and Authority. More information and the benefits of each tier can be compared at http://www.ellejet.com/streamlined-booking.php.

Value

“Clients of the program benefit not only by taking advantage of last minute empty leg deals. But also from the overall cost savings that on-demand charter provides,” said Levi Leader Travel Portfolio Manager. “For people on the go this program is an incredible time saver this program is geared to them.”

About ElJet

Founded in 2006, ElJet focuses on providing customers with top-notch customer service and incredible value for their money. ElJet provides that value by utilizing empty leg (or “deadhead”) flights whenever possible. Its traditional charter business is also one of the largest in the industry. Empty legs are flights that are booked only one way and return to the starting point empty. Empty legs have been an industry headache since the creation of the aircraft charter industry — ElJet has been relieving some of that pain, much to the delight of businesses and individuals requiring private jet service at a discount.

ElJet Charter Portfolio Managers are available 24/7 to assist with any private travel needs. Representatives can be reached at 888-355-3538 or by submitting a request at our newly redesigned website www.ellejet.com. ElJet successfully does business throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. ElJet is not a direct or indirect air carrier. ElJet does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are operated by FAR Part 135 air carriers or foreign equivalent (“operators”), who maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times.

ElJet Launches Completely Redesigned Website Utilizing the Latest HTML5 Technology

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – April 8, 2011) – ElJet Aviation Services Inc. 500’s fastest growing private jet charter company has launched its completely redesigned website.

The website is designed to provide an improved experience for new and existing clients. The site utilizes many of the latest HTML5 technologies and has an increased number of tools that will help private jet charter consumers make transparent and informed decisions about their charter purchases.

“HTML5 was a major component of the site design and we really feel that the product we have put out will be pleasing not only visually but our content is laid out in a way that will enable the user to focus on areas that are important to them,” said Douglas Goddard, ElJet’s Director of Technology.

Some key features of the new site are improved, and easier to access empty legs updated multiple times daily, video aircraft selection guide, updated charter pricing calculator, the revolutionary streamlined booking Charter Select program, expanded media section and a compilation of outstanding client testimonials.

“Many of our clients are business travelers who access our website via their smartphones. We wanted the site to be viewable through multiple platforms whether being accessed through Desktop, iPad or mobile devices. Utilizing HTML5 has really improved our user experience and has shown once again that we are a step ahead,” said Ben Schusterman, President of ElJet.

About ElJet:

Founded in 2006 ElJet provides customers with top-notch customer service and incredible value. ElJet provides that value by utilizing empty leg (or “deadhead”) flights whenever possible. Empty legs are flights that are booked only one way and return to the starting point empty. Empty legs have been an industry headache for years — ElJet has been relieving some of that pain, much to the delight of businesses and individuals requiring private jet service at a discount.

ElJet Travel Portfolio Managers are on call 24/7 to assist with any private travel needs. Representatives can be reached at 888-355-3538 or by submitting a request at www.ellejet.com. ElJet successfully does business throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. ElJet is not a direct or indirect air carrier. ElJet does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are operated by FAR Part 135 air carriers or foreign equivalent (“operators”), who maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times.

Private Jet Charter Saves the Day (or at least the Carribean Vacation)

Dear Valued ElJet Client,

With horrible weather affecting Europe and the east coast of the United States this past holiday season. Traveler’s who were booked on commercial flights found flights canceled, or severely delayed. Bad weather at any time of year is inconvenient enough but when bad weather and flight cancellations and delays coincide with major holidays, you can imagine the desperation some were feeling.

The last two weeks of December through the first week of January are typically the busiest season in the private jet charter industry. Aircraft are often booked months in advance. To make matters worse during the recent recession many aircraft that used to be in the charter fleet were retired due to low demand and high maintenance costs.  Many charter companies with weaker balance sheets also folded during this time. In past year the economy rebounded and demand and bookings in the charter business were on track for the best year since 2006. Needless to say aircraft availability was quite limited.

How is it possible that an airport is closed but you can still use private jet charter?

1. Private planes tend to fly into smaller airports. These airports with less mass area to clean from snow can typically get their runways open much quicker than a major international hub.

2. When a commercial flight is delayed or canceled the ripple effect can last for days. Crews need to be moved around and readjusted. An airplane that is meant to do a John F. Kennedy to Miami flight might be sitting in St. Louis. This is not the case for private jet travelers. The crew and the airplane almost always go together and even if the plane is sitting in Los Angeles it can be in New York in about 5 hours.

3. Passengers booked on the first flight to get canceled, typically take precedence meaning that if your flight was canceled on the second day of a shutdown you might be looking at a pretty extensive wait.

The 2010 holiday season (our best on record) certainly tested the capabilities of our employees, the reliability of our operator partners and certainly the patience of our very valued clients. It is with great pride that I can say everybody really earned their stripes this year.

Some of the vacation destinations saved during the blizzard of 2010: Aspen, Turks and Caicos, Vail, Bahamas, Sint Maarten, Cancun, Cozumel, Park City, Miami, West Palm Beach, London.

It looks like there is another blizzard heading to the east coast. We hope you it doesn’t affect your travel plans. But we will be here if it does.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2011.

Ben Schusterman

Vice President – Operations

ElJet Aviation Services