“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Avantair Expands Service Area
Avantair, the only publicly traded, stand-alone fractional operator, has added Great Exuma in the Bahamas to its primary service area. In addition, Avantair is offering its share owners a discounted accommodations rate at the island's Grand Isle Resort and Spa, with which it has established a relationship. Through summer, moreover, anyone purchasing an Avantair Edge time card or Axis Club membership will receive an "Island Getaway" package that includes accommodations at the resort. Avantair operates the Italian-built Piaggio Avanti.