SOURCE: The Conservation Fund

September 12, 2007 15:39 ET

World Class Charters Is First Private Aviation Charter in the World to Go Zero(SM)

Executive Travelers Can Offset Their Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Help Restore Wildlife Habitat via Donation to The Conservation Fund

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Ewire -- World Class Charters, Inc. has announced its private corporate jet customers now have the opportunity to offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with their charter flights via a donation to The Conservation Fund, a top-rated environmental charity. Effective immediately, customers can offset their flight with donation amounts based upon aircraft type, fuel burn and flight time. Fully 100% of customer donations will support the Fund's Go Zero(SM) program, which plants trees in protected areas throughout the U.S. to offset carbon emissions. The newly planted forests will help to absorb carbon dioxide, filter water, restore wildlife habitat and enhance public recreation areas.

"Our customers are high-level executives of Fortune 500 corporations, politicians, and entertainers who are well-educated world travelers concerned about global issues," said Catherine Smith, President of World Class Charters. "World Class Charters is committed to providing them with an opportunity to demonstrate social responsibility. We are proud to be the first aviation charter broker in the world to work with The Conservation Fund to offer a program that enables customers to help promote positive global environmental change through carbon offsets of their flights."

World Class Charters, Inc. is the only WBENC Certified Women's Business Enterprise in the world offering on-demand charter of private corporate jets for executives and high profile individuals.

"Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time," said The Conservation Fund's director of Go Zero, Jena Thompson. "The Fund applauds World Class Charters, Inc. for its industry-leading efforts to address this challenge."

In business since February 1998, World Class Charters represents the charter customer in the marketplace to obtain the best aircraft, with the best crews, for the best price. FAA 135 certified operators, aircraft and crew members undergo independent safety audits, which contributes to World Class Charters' perfect safety record. Additional information is available on their web site at www.wcci.com.

Since 2000, The Conservation Fund has restored nearly 20,000 acres and planted more than 8 million trees through its carbon sequestration program. Over the next 100 years, these new forests will capture an estimated 9.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere. For more information and to calculate your own carbon footprint, visit www.conservationfund.org and www.gocarbonzero.org.

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