Global jet card launches in the Middle East
Air Charter Service announced this week that Empyrean, its new jet card division, is launching the world's first truly global jet card, the Lindbergh Card in the Middle East.
Erik Lindbergh, grandson of American aviator Charles Lindbergh, is continuing his grandfather’s legacy by lending his name to the jet card that will revolutionise the private aviation industry.
The Lindbergh Card is a prepaid card, which allows customers to book any type of private aircraft, whether it is a private jet or helicopter anywhere in the world by simply sending an email.
“The Lindbergh Card offers worldwide access to any type of aircraft from a helicopter or a very light jet, to a large luxury private jet or even an airliner for larger groups. It’s better than owning your own private jet!” said Chris Leach, chairman and founder of Air Charter Service. “Our aim was to create a product that offered total travel freedom, and in the Lindbergh Card we have done so.”
Air Charter Service has announced that holders of the Lindbergh Card will enjoy total freedom from the restrictions associated with not only current jet cards, which typically limit travel to specified regions or aircraft types and categories, but also aircraft ownership.
"Whether you are a corporate executive traveling to a series of meetings in the Far East or you want a relaxing vacation in the south of France, your personal Lindbergh Card Account Manager offers the resources and expertise to put your perfect flight together at a moment’s notice. Air Charter Service offers Lindbergh Card holders access to more than 150 different aircraft types, suitable to journeys of varying lengths and routes."
Requiring a minimum deposit of $100,000, cardholder’s funds are held in an individual trust account. The product is tailored to each customer’s requirements, so the initial deposit will reflect how much, or how little, the customer wishes to fly. Along with being held in a trust account, funds can be refunded at any time.
The Lindbergh Card is a fully inclusive jet card with no peak-day restrictions, no expiration date, no acquisition cost or monthly management fees.