May 20, 2009, La Quinta, California — According to Desert Jet and recent data issued by the Official Air Guide (OAG), airline service in our region (Los Angeles to Las Vegas) experienced the largest decline in service of any region in the world in March 2009, losing 6726 flights (13.6% decline) compared to March 2008. Available seats were cut by 13.8%, again the largest decline globally. This cut in service leaves many of our local businesses scrambling to find reliable air service in an economic environment where being competitive and efficient can make or break a business.
Here in the desert, flying by private jet charter is fast becoming the reliable, convenient alternative to flying on the airlines. Companies that need to reach several destinations in a day rely on aircraft charter to help them be more efficient and still make it home in time for dinner with the family. Employee productivity is increased on trips utilizing private aircraft because they can work and plan enroute, discussing proprietary information in a secure environment without fear of eavesdropping, industrial espionage or physical threat. Most business jets have satellite phone systems on board which allow employees to remain in communication with colleagues on the ground throughout the duration of their flight. Accessibility is critical for companies managing a rapidly changing situation.
In addition, flying by private jet is more convenient. Business aircraft have access to over 5000 airports in the country, bringing you closer to your final destination. Although some 500 airports have limited commercial airline service, almost all airline flights utilize only 8 major hubs. Even worse, the airlines have abandoned nearly 100 mid-sized cities in just the last year, making it more difficult for businesses to visit those customers or suppliers based in smaller communities. Flying on an airline out of Palm Springs can require numerous connections to get to your ultimate destination, which can be an all-day (sometimes longer) event.
Some of the round trip destinations that can be flown in a day on a Desert Jet Citation V or Encore (seats 8) departing Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes or Thermal for under $6000 and less than an hour’s flight time away;
• Las Vegas
• San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara
• Phoenix/Scottsdale/Flagstaff/ Tucson
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet specializes in private jet charter, and also offers a wide range of transportation solutions to include aircraft management, shared ownership with locally-based aircraft, block charter and whole-aircraft ownership. Desert Jet’s premier fleet of beautiful, modern jet aircraft are equipped with the latest safety technologies and maintained by factory service centers. Desert Jet’s pilots are some of the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 7500 hours. Two captains are assigned to every charter and Desert Jet boasts a perfect safety record. For more information please call (800) 381-JETS, email at email@example.com or visit our website at www.desertjet.com.