NetJets, Luxaviation and Jet Aviation signs with Global Crew Logistics
Corporate travel agency Global Crew Logistics has signed agreements with NetJets, Luxaviation and Jet Aviation to manage and purchase their flight crew members’ repositioning-related travel.
Miami-based Global Crew Logistics has for 30 years been providing custom travel management services for many of the world’s leading private, fractional, charter, cargo, commercial aviation, jet management and fixed-based operator companies.
Global Crew Scheduling signed new expanded agreements with NetJets Aviation, the company has been a customer since 2000. This year, NetJets consolidated its worldwide need for travel management services into a single GCL contract.
“Our corporate travel needs are unique. About 95 percent of our travel is last-minute, crew-centric and could be to or from almost anywhere on the planet.”
Mark Dropsey, vice president – Global Travel of NetJets said: “Our corporate travel needs are unique. About 95 percent of our travel is last-minute, crew-centric and could be to or from almost anywhere on the planet. When we decided to consolidate our corporate travel purchasing, we saw GCL as great partner to be our global travel management company. They clearly understand the demands of our business and the importance we place on taking care of our crews. Their custom travel hotel and air programs and their technology have helped us control our travel costs, improve the efficiency of our repositioning and take care of our people no matter where they are or where they’re headed.”
With GCL as its exclusive travel management company, NetJets’ internal travel staff in both the US and Europe can quickly book their crews’ hotel and travel needs using negotiated rates and fares through a customised Sabre interface while relying on GCL for mid-office quality control, ticketing, comprehensive reporting and more.
Luxaviation signed with GCL to expand its TMC support to all of Luxaviation’s divisions worldwide. With multi-lingual agents that average more than 12 years of experience, GCL’s call centers in Miami, Uruguay, and Portugal operate 24/7, on-call to help clients like Luxaviation with all of their crew repositioning-related travel needs.
General Dynamics subsidiary Jet Aviation, which operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft, began doing business with Global Crew Logistics for its US operations in 2002; this year, it moved worldwide crew travel management to GCL.
“With its 4,500 employees operating across several different business units, we understand how critical it is that Jet Aviation be able to thoroughly analyze its company-wide travel trends and costs.”
Charlie Mc-Donald, CEO of Global Crew Logistics said: “With its 4,500 employees operating across several different business units, we understand how critical it is that Jet Aviation be able to thoroughly analyze its company-wide travel trends and costs. With GCL’s software, Jet Aviation can easily view and sort transactions and reservations by employee; crew member; fleet; aircraft type; cost center; customer; jet owner; location; or any other required business metric.” Reporting includes analysis of cost per mile, average daily rate paid, market share per supplier and more.
Global Crew Logistics has announced three new customers: Florida-based all-cargo carrier Western Global Airllines; Miami-based aircraft leasing and charter operator AerLine Holdings LLC; and the Houston-based, business aviation trip management company, Universal Weather and Aviation.