Fractional provider NetJets expanded its partnership with Corporate Angel Network (CAN) this week—a move that could potentially double the number of flights the charity can secure to transport cancer patients to and from treatment centers. Over the past 21 years, NetJets and its owners have donated hundreds of flight hours to CAN for this purpose. In addition to giving CAN access to ferry flights, NetJets will now match owner flight-hour donations up to 50 hours annually.
“Corporate Angel Network is an extraordinary organization that makes it possible for cancer patients to get the life-saving treatment they need,” said NetJets chairman and CEO Adam Johnson. “It is our privilege to support the incredible efforts of CAN by providing expanded access to flight operations.”
“The combination of services that NetJets is providing to CAN is without precedent among other participating companies,” CAN said. NetJets is coordinating full flight operations information, allowing CAN to quickly secure positioning flights for patient travel. The company has also arranged for lodging providers Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton, and ground transportation companies Empire CLS and Savoya, to provide free lodging and ground transportation when possible, it added.
CAN recently completed its 55,000th cancer patient flight. Last year alone, CAN arranged 2,633 flights for cancer patients.