Patrick Tivnan, who runs the Charleston office of Magellan Jets, was quoted in the Charleston Post and Courier. Read the an excerpt from the article below:
Magellan Jets, a Massachusetts-based, high-end boutique jet charter, opened a Charleston office Feb. 1. Patrick Tivnan, whose nephews own the company, runs local operations with hope of securing business across the Southeast.
"We project that once this recession corrects itself, we're actually going to see a growth in private aviation," he said.
Tivnan described a Magellan customer as leaving early in the morning for a meeting in, say, Houston, departing after lunch for a second destination and returning to Charleston that night. While the typical vacationer doesn't fit Magellan's demographic, neither does the high-profile corporate executive, according to Tivnan.
"There's a big misconception about the average person flying privately," Tivnan said. "It's not Donald Trump. It's Joe Smith you probably live next to."
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