February 21, 2007 08:30 ET

ElleJet -- Travelers Can Now Fly Private for the Price of First Class

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- ElleJet was founded with one simple goal in mind -- to make high-quality private air travel more affordable.

In the words of Joseph Gold, ElleJet's Vice President of Sales and Marketing: "Because we maintain the largest network of empty leg flights in the industry, ElleJet customers have access to the most exclusive private charter fleets in the world, at significantly reduced prices."

The term "empty leg" refers to flights that are booked one-way, and return to the starting point empty. This typically means a loss for the aircraft owner, who will often charter the "empty leg" portion of the flight at a significant discount.

As a recent Business Week article noted, over 40% of the nation's private jet fleet is actually flying empty at any given time. Matching flights with travelers to fill those empty seats allows us to offer significant benefits to all. Aircraft owners and operators are able to reduce their costs dramatically because their aircraft fly full more frequently, and travelers reap the benefit of this reduction in overall costs.

ElleJet does not own or operate the aircraft in our network -- instead we work with exclusive partners who provide access to a broad range of charter, fractional, corporate and privately owned aircraft, from the Boeing Business Jet to the Eclipse 500. We have created an exclusive yet comprehensive travel portal that allows us to search for flight offerings in real time, just as commercial airline, business travelers and travel agents do. Director of Flight Operations Sara Chen adds, "Safety is our highest priority at ElleJet -- that is why we require that all aircraft in our network are FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certified."

"As ElleJet continues to expand, so do our services and our dedication to our clients. Commitment to quality customer service and affordable prices is the key component of our success." -- Ben Schusterman, Vice President of Operations

As increasing numbers of business and high-end leisure travelers become familiar with our services, many companies are recognizing the advantages of private jet travel over traditional business class fares. With ElleJet, these advantages are clear: safety, security, significant time savings, convenience, and comfort -- often at a reduced cost.

While maintaining a dominant position in the empty leg charter industry, ElleJet also provides traditional charter services as well as concierge, maintenance, painting, flight synchronization and aircraft refurbishment.

ElleJet is available 24/7 at or by calling 888-Elle-Jet.

About ElleJet

Founded by Ben Schusterman and Joseph Gold, ElleJet has pioneered the development of a unique aviation network that is available to the general public for private air travel, and specifically for empty leg charter services.

Ben Schusterman formerly served as a senior executive at one of the nation's largest privately held real estate companies. Ben has spent countless hours as a passenger on private flights, and has experienced many of the inefficiencies of private air travel firsthand. His passion for aviation, combined with his experience in problem solving and business management, has helped him lead ElleJet to the forefront of the private charter industry. The result has apparently been a resounding success, as we have seen our website traffic double and triple from month to month.

Joseph Gold's professional experience has ranged from sales of complex financial instruments to providing hands-on foundational services to individuals and corporations. Joseph has been instrumental in providing the ElleJet sales team with the tools they need to ensure that our customers receive the first-class service they deserve.

ElleJet enjoys the support of some of America's best-recognized and most successful business leaders, as well as major investments by well known venture capital firms. Our customers can be assured that they are in good company, and that they are being served by the industry's finest.

Contact Information

  • For Inquiries please contact:
    Joseph Gold

    7770 Regents Rd. Suite 113-218
    San Diego, CA 92122