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DELTA LAUNCHES “ELITE” PRIVATE JET SERVICE…

Posted on 16 August 2010

It may seem an odd market for a large international carrier to pursue, but Delta Air Lines has turned its attention to a narrow niche of travelers-the few who are able to afford to travel by private jet. “Airlines are losing the upper end passenger,” said Robert Herbst, the airline pilot behind the Web site www.airlinefinancials.com. “They’re up against a lot of competition.” But Delta has chosen to take on the competition by getting into the private jet business, and is offering would-be passengers the kind of incentives that even established private operators can only dream about.

 

While most private business jet companies like NetJets and Citation Air offer their customers luxurious journeys that can include transport right to the door of the aircraft and specially prepared meals on board, Delta AirElite’s can go even further. Its link to Delta allows it to grant automatic status in the airline’s frequent flyer program.

 

When AirElite customers fly commercial they are entitled to other amenities like club room use and priority boarding.

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