PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT MAGELLAN JETS
A near decade of successes have culminated in the addition of a new, seasoned professional, John Amato, as the company’s VP of Aviation Consulting in a leap that will take Magellan Jets to new heights. From its inception in 2008, Magellan had humble beginnings (as far as the private aviation industry is concerned). The company consisted of four employees and an innovative plan to fully customize private travel in a way that would change the skies and industry forever.
Charter broker Magellan Jets recently unveiled a card providing model-specific access to four categories of business jets. The cards give buyers a choice of “perks” and “add-ons,” including waived peak surcharges, two free category upgrades, 1.5-hour (rather than two-hour) flight-time minimums, fuel-surcharge discounts, waived interchange fees and free catering or ground transportation.
When asked why he owns a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet plus two Magellan Jet charter cards, entrepreneur and successful investor Robert Herjavec, star of ABC TV’s Shark Tank, related the advice given to him by a friend many years ago. Paraphrasing, Herjavec said “Any problem that you have in life that can be solved with money is really not that big. The only thing in life that we have that we cannot get back is time. I always think that the aircraft is the ultimate time machine.”
It is the world’s most popular, single-day sporting event; but these days, the Super Bowl is much more than just a championship game for the National Football League. It is a week of parties, culinary events, celebrity golf tournaments, and other social gatherings—all things that elevate the experience of being there for the big game.
Private jet broker Magellan Jets boosts its sales by targeting an unusual client base – people who already own or lease jets. Targeting an unexpected market segment (jet owners) and cutting out a huge startup cost (buying planes), Magellan Jets has seen its business really take off.