Priester Aviation, one of the longest-running aviation services business, is jumping into the jet card market with its Centerline membership program that provides on-demand services from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, and Miami.
“We were very deliberate in making the decision to offer a jet card program,” said Andy Priester, president and CEO of Wheeling, Illinois company that is approaching its 75th anniversary. “We waited until we were confident we could offer a better experience for our members.” The Centerline Jet Card will be invitation-only, he noted, adding this will enable the company “to curate a better experience.”
Centerline members will have access to a core fleet ranging from light to ultra-long-range business jets. Jet cards will be sold in 25-hour blocks, with immediate booking, guaranteed availability, point-to-point pricing, and concierge services.
The addition of the jet card comes as the company has undertaken an effort to become a “new Priester,” a transformation it said involves refined vision and values, a new way of thinking, refreshed technology, renewed client focus, and a focus on the future while valuing heritage.
“The new Priester's vision is to become the preeminent choice in aircraft management, aircraft charter and related aviation services,” Priester said. “Our company has grown from a small Midwestern company into a national organization with a global presence.”