“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
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.