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Flexjet And Korean Air Form Marketing Alliance

May 13, 2010 — Dallas
Aerospace

  • Flexjet fractional owners and Korean Air passengers gain access to privileged travel options
  • Benefits provided by Korean Air include first-class concierge services, elite travel status and private travel opportunities

In the first North American alliance between a fractional jet provider and an international airline, Flexjet fractional owners who use Korean Air for overseas travel will now have access to premium services. As part of the newly created Flexjet Connect* program, operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, Korean Air passengers can secure private point-to-point travel throughout the U.S. on a fleet of high-performance business jets.

“This first-of-its-kind collaboration with Korean Air adds value to our program offerings, while further expanding our global reach,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “For our discerning fractional customers, this strategic partnership between two industry leaders obsessed with excellence ensures they will experience the same level of comfort and high-quality travel they have come to expect from Flexjet.”

“Korean Air flies between more cities in North America and more cities in Asia than any other airline in the world,” said Walter Cho, Senior Vice President, Passenger Business Division, Korean Air. “Now our customers can fly privately from a local airport to catch their Korean Air flight, or get closer to their meetings by flying to regional airports, knowing that our partners at Flexjet and Jet Solutions will provide a seamless and convenient travel experience with impeccable service.”

For the past two years, Robb Report has named Flexjet the “Best of Best” for customer service, and Flexjet is consistently recognized as an innovator in the business aviation industry. In addition, Korean Air has won countless awards, including the “Best Airline in Asia” for the third straight year by readers of Business Traveler magazine. For the second year in a row, Korean Air was also awarded the “Global Catering Distinction Award” by PAX International magazine, one of the global travel catering industry’s leading publications.

As part of the marketing alliance, Flexjet fractional owners will receive incentives to purchase first class tickets on Korean Air when traveling between the Americas and East Asia and a series of benefits, including elite status for a full year. This generous benefit provides a variety of privileges and exclusive travel services, including access to Prestige Class Lounges, dedicated check-in at Korean Air International Flight First Class and an all-around luxury concierge service throughout select airports. Korean Air has 10 gateways in the United States and two in Canada.

Korean Air passengers obtain guaranteed access to more than 5,000 U.S. airports with as little as 24-hours’ notice on a fleet of high-performance Bombardier business jets, operated by Jet Solutions.

For more information, visit www.flexjet.com or www.koreanair.com.

About Flexjet
Richardson, Texas-based Flexjet – a division of Bombardier, the world’s largest business aviation manufacturer – first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now offers access to a full range of aviation solutions, including whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards, charter brokerage and supplemental lift services. The company fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft - the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of 3.0 years - including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets. For more details on Flexjet's innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com.

About Korean Air
Korean Air, with a fleet of 130 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines with almost 400 passenger flights per day to 117 cities in 39 countries. It is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airlines alliance - partnering Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM and three Associates to provide customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequency and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.

About Jet Solutions, LLC
Richardson, Texas-based Jet Solutions, established in 1995, is one of the largest FAR Part 135 air carriers, having operated more than 1,000,000 flight hours for customers throughout the world. Jet Solutions is the first air carrier in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundations Industry Audit Standard, is the exclusive provider of the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program and offers other innovative transportation products. For more information, visit www.jetsolutions.com.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com

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* The Flexjet Connect program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions, LLC, a U.S. air carrier.

Bombardier, Flexjet, Flexjet Connect, Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries or Jet Solutions, LLC.

For Information
Flexjet
Karsha Chang
+1 310 215 0602
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www.flexjet.com

www.jetsolutions.com

www.bombardier.com

 

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