Jet Aviation Signs First Skylliance Partner

 - November 21, 2006, 10:18 AM

Executive Airlines of Barcelona, Spain, is the first company to join Skylliance, a new membership program for charter operators in Europe introduced by Swiss-based Jet Aviation. Executive Airlines will operate a CitationJet, Citation Bravo, Learjet 45 and Falcon 900 in the program. Member aircraft and crew uniforms will have special Skylliance markings and operators will be required to meet specific safety and service standards. According to Jet Aviation, in return for a one-time entrance fee and annual membership fees, Skylliance operators will benefit from European-wide marketing and sales support and discounted fuel at the company’s FBOs. Before an operator can join Skylliance, Jet Aviation will conduct a safety and services audit, and “to ensure that the program delivers its promises and maintains the highest levels of quality,” the company will conduct annual audits of each member.