Nov. 7, 2005 Quincy, Mass. - CharterAuction, the leading jet technology company offering charter services, and the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots announced that they had signed a co-marketing agreement.
The contract enables CharterAuction to market its services to Patriots Premium Seating members, who will now have access to benefits provided only to members of CharterAuction's exclusive Titanium membership program.
"In an effort to add more valuable and exclusive benefits to our Premium Seating Membership program, we've developed an arrangement with CharterAuction that will give our premium members access to exclusive charter jet travel," said Lou Imbriano, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the New England Patriots. "Knowing that CharterAuction puts the highest premium on customer service and the greatest focus on catering to its clients' needs, we have made it possible for our Fidelity Investments Clubhouse Members and suite holders to be guaranteed CharterAuction's low hourly rates and to have the use of its online auction without any down payment or minimum hourly card purchases. This is a win-win situation for everyone. We look forward to working with CharterAuction and sharing this very exciting offer with our premium members."
Patriots Premium Seating Members will have access to all the advantages granted to CharterAuction's Titanium members. This includes a guaranteed per hour rate, access to CharterAuction's exclusive online auction -- for the possibility of additional savings -- and a network of jet operators exclusively from the safest, top 10 percent in the charter industry. Premium Seating Members also will have the ability to select the exact plane of their choosing and the freedom to charter more than one jet at a time.
In addition, CharterAuction's in-house aircraft evaluation will provide members with a list of aircraft amenities and its online 360-degree virtual tour will enable them to view jet interiors before booking a trip.
"The Patriots Premium Seating Members expect the best in football and now, through their membership, they can get the very best in private jet travel," said Nate McKelvey CharterAuction CEO. "Our extreme emphasis on best-of-industry safety records for aircraft operators and our strong concentration on world-class client service make our travel services first-class all the way. We see a great fit between CharterAuction and the Patriots. We're thrilled to add our excellence to theirs. Go Pats!"
CharterAuction will be present in the Fidelity Investments Clubhouse at Gillette Stadium during each of the remaining Patriots home games to answer questions and provide details on their many charter services.
Placing in the top 15% of the 2005 Inc. 500, named as one of ten finalists in the Small Business Excellence in Customer Experience Award sponsored by Dell Computer and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and honored as a Rising Star Company for North America by Deloitte Technology, CharterAuction's mission is to deliver the safest, most consistent and highest quality private air travel services at the most competitive prices possible. The company provides world-class private jet industry expertise, jet specific travel selections, third party safety reports and the ability to view the internal and external features of one's aircraft before the flight through a visual online database. CharterAuction's exclusive technology and its development of the largest empty leg database in the industry, enable aircraft operators to quote costs for point-to-point trips, ability unheard of prior to CharterAuction's Internet presence. CharterAuction is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts and has additional offices in White Plains, New York and Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, please visit the web site at www.charterauction.com or call 1-800-370-7719.
CharterAuction.com, Inc. does not own or operate aircraft. CharterAuction.com, Inc. is a contracted agent of a network of FAA Part 135 air taxi operators.