SOURCE: Avion Private Jet Club

August 24, 2006 10:30 ET

As Demand for Private Air Travel Soars, Avion Private Jet Club Offers New Affordable Jet Deposit Card Program

Avion's "One Rate" Pricing Is Nearly Half of Other Jet Card Programs, Offering Members a Reasonable Alternative to the Hassles and Long Lines of Commercial Air Travel

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- As more travelers look to fly privately, Avion Private Jet Club, the first to provide the concept of per-seat pricing on scheduled, executive jet flights between New York and Los Angeles, now offers the Avion Private Jet Deposit Card program that includes automatic enrollment in Avion's Per Seat Program without the usual membership fee. Available in increments of $100,000 or $200,000, Avion's Private Jet Deposit Card can be used toward Avion's regular per-seat service between Los Angeles and New York, as well as worldwide charters with access to hundreds of qualified aircraft nationwide, the ability to choose appropriate jet size and a guaranteed eight-hour response time for charter requests. Additionally, Avion Private Jet Club's One Rate pricing is nearly half the price of Marquis Jets and Sentient Jets rates across the board.

The exclusive benefits of the Avion Private Jet Deposit Card include: complimentary aircraft upgrade for charters when available, no expiration for deposited funds, and complimentary standard catering on every flight.

Avion Founder and CEO, Gary Mansour, launched the Avion Private Jet Deposit Card in response to demand from Avion members and clients of his 30-year-old Mansour Travel Company, a premier travel provider to the entertainment and business world. According to Mansour, "Avion is like a private country club service in the sky between New York and Los Angeles, and with the new Avion Private Jet Deposit Card, we now also offer the convenience of a jet card program, but with the exceptional level of luxury and superlative service that our members and clients demand, but at nearly half the cost."

The pricing structure for Avion Private Jet Deposit Card is as follows:

JET TYPE                        ONE RATE
LIGHT JET                      $2,530/hour
MIDSIZE JET                    $3,600/hour
SUPER-MIDSIZE JET              $4,070/hour
HEAVY JET                      $5,100/hour
G-IV SPECIFIC                  $5,500/hour
G V                            upon request and availability
Launched in 2005, Avion Private Jet Club's innovative model allows its members to purchase individual seats on business jet flights, rather than having to pay for the entire jet. With service between New York and Los Angeles, Avion offers complimentary door-to-door private town car service, cuisine by fellow member Wolfgang Puck and top flight amenities, such as Italian cashmere blankets. Avion Private Jet Club members also receive significant discounts of up to 30% over other programs on charters any where in the world. Avion Private Jet Club is an exclusive members-only service and is similar in convenience to "air taxis" and "day jets" but offers a much more luxurious alternative for long haul flights.

There are no fuel surcharges with the Avion Private Jet Deposit Card. Hourly rates include maintenance fees, but do not include landing fees, Federal Excise Tax of 7.5%, International fees (should they occur), Flitephone, or customer special requests. Additionally, the rates do not include expenses incurred due to ice or inclement weather (including, but not limited to, deicing, hangar, and additional flight time). A 100% non-refundable cancellation fee applies 36 hours to departure.

For further information on Avion visit or contact them directly at 310-281-4888 or Also see Avion's participant contract for full information.

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