PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT MAGELLAN JETS
It’s hard to imagine, looking back 10 years ago from today, that the US was on the horizon of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. To say that the past decade in the private aviation market has been a roller-coaster ride is an immense understatement. The aftermath of the downturn has resulted in a variety of changes for aviation companies, including shifts in business models, businesses shutting their doors and overall consolidation. Additionally, we can’t forget today’s most popular buzzword in private travel: Uberization.
Just a decade ago, Joshua Hebert established Magellan Jets with the aim of changing the private travel experience through a purely private, personalized customer approach and unwavering commitment to safety. Hebert began his career in investment banking on Wall Street at Shearson Ledman Brothers, moving on to Sand Brothers and then Paine Weber (today UBS). He subsequently transitioned to advertising, leading the marketing team at America City Business Journals.
Founded in July 2008 by longtime friends Joshua Hebert, Anthony Tivnan and Gregory Belezerian, Boston-based Magellan Jets is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year by offering 10-hour Jet Cards for new members, available in specific windows.
The new Corporate Membership Program from Magellan Jets promises to please one particular member of a company’s C-suite, even if he or she doesn’t take a single flight aboard a business jet provided through the program. “This is a CFO’s dream aviation solution,” says Anthony Tivnan, the president of Magellan Jets, a membership and on-demand charter company based just outside Boston.
Magellan Jets is running a program this month that encourages its charter clients to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. It’s a round-up option that enables you to raise the price of your charter booking to the next thousandth dollar. For example, if you charter a flight for $10,600, you can round up the price to $11,000. The additional $400 will go to the Texas Diaper Bank.