CLEVELAND--Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today officially announced the opening of its first Flexjet-exclusive private terminal. The facility, at Naples Municipal Airport in Naples, Florida, will be used by Flexjet Owners flying in and out of the Southwestern Florida region. To celebrate the facility’s official opening, Flexjet will host an open house for current and prospective Owners on the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend (February 15, 2016).
Historically, this is one of Flexjet’s busiest travel periods in and out of the Naples area, among Florida’s fastest-growing regions and most popular destinations. The event will allow current and prospective Owners to experience first-hand the enhanced travel experience as Flexjet opens similar facilities around the country.
The opening of Flexjet’s Naples private terminal is the first of several planned Flexjet-exclusive private terminals at airports where it experiences the greatest demand. Following Naples, the next Flexjet-exclusive private terminal will open later this year at Westchester County Airport, serving the substantial concentration of Flexjet Owners who live north of New York City in the suburban counties of Westchester, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut.
A network of private terminals became increasingly necessary to accommodate Flexjet’s growing fleet of large-cabin aircraft including the Gulfstream G450 and the Bombardier Global Express. In addition, these private terminals punctuate the premium comfort and customization provided through Red Label by Flexjet. Red Label simulates a private flying experience that is as rewarding and empowering as owning one’s own aircraft, bridging the gap between traditional fractional ownership programs and whole-aircraft ownership.
“Since the soft opening of Flexjet’s Naples private terminal last fall, hundreds of Flexjet flights have brought our Owners through the facility,” said Flexjet Vice President of Owner Services Megan Wolf. “Our Owners’ positive feedback makes it clear that our first private terminal, complemented by our innovative Red Label offering, has taken the fractional private jet flying experience from extraordinary to incomparable.”
The Flexjet-exclusive private terminal at Naples offers:
- Sheltered and shaded parking facilities, complete with an area to detail Owner vehicles while they are away
- Onsite Owner Experience representatives who can facilitate all Owner needs and assist with current or future flights
- Conference rooms, private work spaces and Wi-Fi Internet access
“We will be able to refine the Owner experience right down to having things such as an Owner’s favorite brand of coffee waiting for them, having their favorite magazine on subscription and also providing an environment in which they can relax and get to know their pilots,” added Wolf. “We recognize how important the Owner-pilot relationship is, and so in designing our new private terminal we wanted to create an environment in which Owners could comfortably interact with their pilots before their flight. This offers a level of confidence, safety and consistency available through no other fractional operator.”
“Flexjet-exclusive private terminals are just the latest step we are taking to ensure that Flexjet holds its position as the finest and most owner-centric provider of private jet travel in the world,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “These innovative facilities, coupled with our revolutionary Red Label offering and recent orders and deliveries from Gulfstream, Bombardier and Embraer to ensure we have the most modern and mission-versatile fleet in the fractional industry, have us positioned for another very exciting year of growth and increased market share.”
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 16th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional jet ownership program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years—including the LXi Cabin Collection consisting of the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on Flexjet’s innovative and flexible programs, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet.