Flexjet launches Global Access initiative
Flexjet has introduced Global Access, a flexible lease service providing access to a large-cabin fleet for long-range international travel. Global Access offers an hourly rate structure to reflect the efficiencies of long-range travel.
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The service is a lease that grants participants access to Flexjet’s fleet of large-cabin, long-range aircraft, with hourly rates that decrease the longer the distance flown. It can be added to existing fractional ownership contracts or acquired through stand-alone leases. Unlike traditional fractional ownership programs, participation in Global Access does not entail buying shares in a particular jet. Instead, participants will be able to access Flexjet’s entire fleet of large-cabin aircraft.
“We began offering Global Access on a test basis in early 2015, and have been carefully refining it since then based on the response of fractional owners and corporate flight departments.”
Michael Silvestro, chief executive of Flexjet, said: “We began offering Global Access on a test basis in early 2015, and have been carefully refining it since then based on the response of fractional owners and corporate flight departments. As we publicly launch Global Access, the program is primed to serve a segment of the private jet travel market that needs a flexible means of accessing large-cabin aircraft for nonstop international travel.”
Global Access offers benefits for corporate flight departments. Companies that operate domestically will not have to take aircraft offline for international trips. It will also remove the need to worry about arranging repositioning legs for international flights. Finally, they can rely on Flexjet’s international flight planning expertise to manage the details of global travel, according to the company.
Participants will have access to Flexjet’s fleet of long-range aircraft, including the Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream G450. In addition, the initiative will offer access to long-range aircraft that will be joining the Global Access fleet over the coming years, including the Gulfstream G650, the Gulfstream G500 and the Aerion AS2.
“Global Access will open up the world to our current fractional owners as well as corporate flight departments that have a need for large-cabin aircraft with international range, but not enough to justify whole aircraft ownership,” added Silvestro. “Global Access makes large-cabin international private jet travel more accessible than ever before, and, with responsive pricing, we return to travelers the savings from flying long distances in more cost-effective cruising mode, something no other company does.”