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BRITISH AIRWAYS’ CUSTOMERS GAIN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
GREENWICH, CT., June 14, 2010 – CitationAir by Cessna (http://.www.citationair.com), a leader in private jet transportation solutions, today announced an exclusive relationship with British Airways, the United Kingdom’s largest carrier, to offer premium travel benefits to passengers on both sides of the Atlantic. The newly launched PrivateConnect™ service will provide British Airways customers access to CitationAir’s entire fleet of Cessna Citation aircraft, offered at a pay-per-hour rate with no contract or long-term commitment.
As part of the new association, CitationAir customers will receive complimentary chauffeured transportation from the FBO to the British Airways terminal when flying internationally on BA.
Steve O’Neill, CitationAir’s Founder and CEO, said: “CitationAir’s focus is to align with like-minded, world-class organizations that share our passion for excellence and our high standards for extraordinary customer experience. We are extremely pleased to be launching this new program with British Airways and look forward to extending our offering to their customers.”
PrivateConnect will be available to British Airways Executive Club members, passengers who have flown the airline in the previous 12 months, and organizations that hold a corporate account with the airline. All trips going to or from a British Airways flight will include escorted transportation from the British Airways terminal to the CitationAir aircraft, or vice versa.
Robert Boyle, British Airways’ Director of Strategy and Business Units, said: “Now we can offer our customers a seamless service to fly when they want and where they want, to almost any destination within the United States, Caribbean, southern Canada and Mexico in the luxury and privacy of their very own private jet, provided by CitationAir and the Cessna Aircraft Company, both leaders in the private jet industry.”
CitationAir, which has been recognized by Robb Report as “Best of the Best” in Flight Services for seven consecutive years, offers a full complement of products from Jet Cards and Jet Shares, to Jet Management and Corporate Solutions.
About British Airways
British Airways is one of the world’s largest, and the UK’s biggest international scheduled airline, flying to over 300 destinations at convenient times, to the best located airports. In 2007/08 the airline carried more than 33 million customers on 245 aircraft. British Airways offers a wide range of worldwide destinations, flights, hotels, car rental and experiences. Travelers can save time and money with ba.com when booking an ATOL protected package holiday. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided. Website: http://www.ba.com/ CitationAir
CitationAir is an industry leader offering individuals and businesses the advantages of private jet travel through its innovative programs, including Jet Card, Jet Shares, Jet Management and Corporate Solutions products. CitationAir flies Cessna’s popular Citation aircraft exclusively—the Citation Bravo, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, and Citation Sovereign—which are serviced and maintained at the factory-level. CitationAir operates the youngest fleet in the air by the best pilots in the industry, while setting the standard for safety and unparalleled customer service. CitationAir’s parent company is Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company. More information about CitationAir and its offerings are available at www.citationair.com.
About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, is the world’s leading general aviation company, based on unit sales, with five major lines of business: Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine turboprops, Cessna single-engine piston aircraft, aftermarket services and lift solutions by CitationAir. In 2009, Cessna delivered 754 aircraft, including 289 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $3.3 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.
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