CINCINNATI, June 1, 2007 – Delta AirElite Business Jets is pleased to announce that it has received the annual Robb Report “Best of the Best” honor for the fourth consecutive year. The company was recognized in the Flight-Card Programs/Charter category. Delta AirElite launched its Fleet Membership jet card in 2003, and recently celebrated the program’s four year anniversary. The luxury charter operation has been serving private jet travelers since 1984.
“Since launching Fleet Membership, we have continually enhanced our program, giving our customers more options and more flexibility,” said Michael B. Green, chief executive officer of Delta AirElite.“ As the first private jet operator to offer a national jet card program, ours continues to be the most comprehensive. We are delighted to be recognized by Robb Report for our excellence and commitment to our customers.”
Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” issue provides an expert’s view of the very finest the luxury world has to offer. The issue features premium-quality products and services including aviation, automobiles, yachts, and vacation destinations. Earlier this year, Delta AirElite also received recognition from the Luxury Institute in their 2007 Private Jet Services Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey.
Fleet Membership gives customers the ultimate choice. They simply choose the number of hours they wish to fly (10, 25, or 50 occupied hours) in either a light, midsize, or large cabin category. Members also have the option to choose from Delta AirElite’s Membership Fleet or Premier Fleet. The Membership Fleet features a wide range of meticulously maintained jets that combine luxury and value. The Premier Fleet guarantees members access to only the latest model aircraft. In addition, our exclusive Efficiency Bonus™ rewards program lets Members fly more hours than actually purchased—up to 35% more flying time. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, only Fleet Membership offers customers instant Medallion® status in the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles® program.
Delta AirElite’s 10-hour card, the Perfect 10™, offers the lowest cost of entry in the industry and allows customers to experience all the benefits of private jet membership with less expense and less commitment. The 10-hour card is an ideal way to experience an introduction to private jet travel or as a supplement to alternative and more restrictive travel options. Customers have also purchased a 10-hour card recognizing the “insurance value” that Fleet Membership provides should the need arise for nationwide guaranteed aircraft availability on short notice.
Fleet Membership has one of the highest renewal rates in the industry, and confirms Delta AirElite’s position as a leader in the private jet travel marketplace. “Our membership continues to grow at record pace,” added Green. ”In 2006, we more than tripled the number of new members over the previous year. This loyalty from our customers and recognition from independent sources such as Robb Report underscores our desire to always exceed customer expectations.”
Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership and Flexjet 25 jet card programs. With 23 years of serving business aviation travelers, Delta AirElite is the only business jet operator owned by a major U.S. airline. The company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier, Gulfstream, Hawker and Cessna aircraft. For more information, please visit www.AirElite.com.