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Investing in transportation reliability

Business aviation offers schedule dependability and flexibility

Aviation is a vital part of the U.S. transportation network, and it’s more widespread than most business owners think. The reason: 75 percent of commercial air traffic is limited to just 70 airports across the nation. Compare that to the 5,300 public airports and airstrips in large and small communities across the nation that serve general aviation.

Tens of thousands of U.S. companies rely on private air travel as a business tool to compete in a marketplace that demands productivity, speed and flexibility. They trust the reliability that comes with having control over scheduling, maintenance and routes.

On-time scheduling is crucial to efficient business travel. More than 3 percent of all airline flights are cancelled, and nearly one quarter are delayed. If your flight is cancelled or a delay causes you to miss your connection, the odds of getting on the next flight are low. Commercial providers don’t offer as many service routes as they used to, and the flights that are scheduled are often already booked at or near capacit. In contrast, a 98-percent dispatch rate is standard among private aircraft users.

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Many busy sales and executive staffs could schedule more meetings and close more deals if they could just visit several cities in a single day—a feat that’s often impossible on the road or with an airline. With business aviation, they have the flexibility to take advantage of unexpected last-minute business opportunities when they arise.

When the future of your company depends on arriving on time for valuable face-to-face meetings, business aviation is as crucial a tool as a laptop.