Thu, Aug 25, 2011
Private Jet Charter Companies Check In At 296 And
420 On The 2011 Inc. 500/5000 List
It seems to be a good time to be in the Jet Charter
business. Inc. magazine has ranked two such companies on its
list of the nation's fastest-growing businesses. The list
represents the most comprehensive look at the most important
segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs.
Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar,
Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained
early exposure as members of the Inc. 500
Desert Jet, an aircraft management and charter company based in
Southern California, makes ist first apperance on the list at
number 296 on the 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking
of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. .
Desert Jet was founded in 2007 by pilot and entrepreneur Denise
Wilson to help individuals and corporations use business jets to
fulfill their corporate and personal travel needs. Desert Jet
experienced explosive growth over the last several years as
fractional share owners, jet card holders and aircraft owners
turned to the company to provide them with more cost effective
private jet travel and ownership options.
The three-year growth rate for Desert Jet was 1101 percent.
Desert Jet also ranked as the fastest growing aviation company in
the country and #25 of all women-run companies. "More than ever,
this year's list is a testament to the creativity, resilience, and
tenacity of America's top entrepreneurs," wrote Inc. magazine
Editor-in-Chief, Jane Berentson, in a letter to Desert Jet.
U.S.-based private jet charter company ElJet has been named to
the list for the second year in a row. ElJet ranked number 420 out
of 5000 companies on the list.
ElJet says this accomplishment can be attributed to two simple
factors; an increase in customer referrals and overall customer
satisfaction (over 90 percent of ElJet’s business is from
repeat clientele). In addition, ElJet continues to benefit from the
growing migration of clients of competitors who hold jet cards, and
fractional shares seeking value and cost savings for their private
jet travel needs.
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