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March 09, 2011 12:51 ET

Universal Jet Supports The Mario Batali Foundation Through New UJET CulinAir Initiative

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Global leader in Private Aviation/Jet Charter, Universal Jet, announces Universal Jet's CulinAir -- a new flight initiative created to serve culinary travelers, culinary professionals, top food personalities and the charitable causes they support. "The Mario Batali Foundation (www.mariobatalifoundation.org) with the mission to Feed, Protect, Educate and Empower Children is doing great work and has a fantastic ambassador in Chef Batali. I along with everyone at Universal Jet look forward to helping to raise awareness and funds for this important cause," said Christian Matteis, CEO of Universal Jet Charter. "We are thrilled about the CulinAir program," added Darcie Purcell of the Mario Batali Foundation.

Also as part of the UJET CulinAir, you can "give back while you get where you are going" offering passengers who participate the opportunity to choose the food related charity their flight will support. UJET CulinAir will make a donation for every mile flown to causes like the Mario Batali Foundation, Share our Strength, March of Dimes Signature Chefs and others.

"Diner Drive Ins and Dives" and "NBC's Minute To Win It" star Chef Guy Fieri when learning about the UJET CulinAir program said, "This sounds terrific," while Iron Chef Cat Cora added, "CulinAir sounds awesome," and Chef Todd English said, "Count me in."

Universal Jet created the CulinAir program to meet the travel demands of food personalities, industry leaders, culinary professionals and elite food travelers needing to be in more places around the world than ever before. UJET CulinAir is also taking a leading role in providing "exclusive" flights for top professionals and food enthusiasts to popular food related event destinations such as: Aspen, New York, South Beach and everywhere in between.

Universal Jet offers complete flexibility and confidentiality for any type of jet your mission calls for worldwide. Universal Jet holds the prestigious rating of AR/GUS Platinum in safety and has one of the world's premier fleets offering all the amenities from a Boeing Business Jet to Helicopters. With locations at all major metropolitan hubs they offer 24/7 personalized service. In as little as 8 hours notice for international travel and 2 hours notice for US domestic travel, Universal Jet can have a flight and crew on-demand and in position ready for take-off. "We are very excited about this new program taking off and to have so many food stars in support, means we will really be able to make a difference. It's all about giving back," said Christian Matteis of Universal Jet.

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