Balancing Your Business and Personal Life in a Challenging Economy
Avantair fractional ownership changed Lawrence Amaturo’s life. The father of twins, Amaturo lives in California’s wine country and is managing partner of New Generation Media, a sales and marketing consultancy for radio, television and newspaper operators.
Amaturo places considerable value on personally meeting with customers. He makes frequent trips from his geographically challenging location, which is about a two-hour drive from the nearest airline terminal.
With many clients located on the West Coast, the time he lost by traveling on commercial airlines proved a distraction from business and a detraction from home life. Often he had to postpone or cancel important trips. Amaturo struggled with meeting both the needs of his clients and those of his young family.
Then he acquired a 50-hour Avantair fractional share in a Piaggio Avanti. With Avantair, Amaturo is back in control. “It has helped me expand my business, but on my own terms,” says Amaturo. “In an obviously high-tech world, we have become more high-touch.”
A Cost-Effective, Time-Saving Solution
As one of the nation’s top fractional ownership firms, Avantair offers exclusive shares in the Piaggio P180 Avanti, and its cost-effective programs have attracted budget-conscious owners with flying needs as limited as 25 hours per year. Ranging from fractional ownership to “jet” cards to a new, unique access plan, these programs have significantly reduced the cost of entry to business and personal flying, enabling individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations to reap the significant benefits business aircraft can provide.
Key factors in Amaturo’s decision included Avantair’s cost-effective fractional ownership program and convenient single-billing option, as well as increased travel efficiency and compelling time-saving advantages. “There are no surprise costs; that means easier budgeting and flying more effectively,” Amaturo comments. He also likes the high level of Avantair customer service. “There’s an efficient, economical and sustainable air service available to you 24/7,” he says.
Affordability, Flexibility and Great Service
Former property developer Marc Pinto agrees with Amaturo’s assessment: “All you have to do is ask, and somehow or other, they make it possible.” Pinto was a frequent airline flyer until he discovered Avantair. At 6' 4", Pinto needs some headroom, and the Avanti gave him space and comfort at an affordable price. He began with 75 hours annually and promptly added another 50 hours, because, he says, “Avantair made travel so practical and cost-effective.”
In addition, the company offers the Edge Card program, which enables buyers to acquire Avantair fractional ownership benefits 25 hours at a time without the market risk or long-term investment concerns of fractional ownership. This low-cost, no-commitment card is a perfect introduction to Avantair’s exceptional brand of service.
Another easy way to get started is Avantair’s unique Axis Club Membership, which offers the flexibility and benefits of a card program, but with hourly pricing similar to fractional charges. Over a three-year membership period, Axis Club Members can purchase multiple 25-hour blocks of flight time at considerably reduced rates. That means major cost savings combined with unbeatable value—features well timed for the current economy.
For Pinto, Amaturo and hundreds of other owners, Avantair has been a life-changing, business-enhancing experience. For more information on how you, too, can fly smarter, visit avantair.com.
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