Avantair Defies Industry Slowdown…

 - December 30, 2008, 4:06 AM

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair said it logged a record number of flights during the Thanksgiving holiday (November 25 to 30), “in sharp contrast to the overall slowdown in demand experienced by major U.S. airlines.” This “highlights consistently strong trends by customers who, in these uncertain economic times, rely on Avantair to provide the lowest-cost and most fuel-efficient fractional program in the light jet category,” according to Steven Santo, CEO of the Clearwater, Fla.-based company.