ERLANGER, Ky. and ATLANTA, Ga. – September 13, 2016– Two top global luxury brands – Porsche and Delta Private Jets, LLC – are teaming up to deliver additional high-touch care for customers. Under a new agreement signed this month, Porsche and Delta Private Jets will coordinate their efforts to enhance the experience of customers as they travel the globe.
“Imagine travelling from Louisville to New York via private jet to connect with a commercial flight to Munich, Germany on Delta Air Lines. As a Delta Private Jets Card member, in select markets you will be picked up in a Porsche from the fixed-base operator and transported to the main airport where you will be escorted and expedited through security by Delta agents to your connecting flight, while your luggage is taken care of for you,” described David Sneed, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Delta Private Jets. “We look forward to partnering with Porsche to provide this high level of service.”
Private-to-commercial transfer services will be available for Delta Private Jets Card members in select locations, including key Delta Air Lines North America hubs and markets in Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC), New York (JFK and LGA) and Seattle (SEA), as well as Greater Cincinnati (CVG – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport), which has been Delta Private Jets’ home base for more than 30 years. Additional locations are also being considered.
Delta Private Jets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), is the only private jet company affiliated with a major commercial airline – an unmatched competitive advantage in a fractured marketplace. Jet Card members utilizing a combination of private air travel through Delta Private Jets and commercial travel via Delta Air Lines and its airline partners will receive a complimentary transfer in select locations between the relevant fixed-base operator and the most expedited airport entry point with personalized assistance from Delta agents, travelling in high style in one of the latest Porsche models. This exclusive service offering is an expansion of the existing Porsche and Delta Air Lines alliance, providing surprise and delight gate-to-gate transfers in a Porsche for Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers.
For Delta Private Jets Card members, the Porsche experience will be complimentary with a standard level of customer care. Customers expect the highest level of service with the best there is to offer, and being transferred between flights in a Porsche with no additional fees delivers.
“At Porsche, we focus on the harmony of design with extraordinary function,” explained Andre Oosthuizen, VP of Marketing at Porsche Cars North America. “Our partnership with Delta Private Jets reflects that same alignment of superior performance and daily, like-minded application, with the customer at the center.”
“On the ground and in the air, Porsche and Delta Private Jets exude the highest levels of comfort and care,” said Kelly Love, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Delta Private Jets. “Through this exciting partnership, we look forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations in more ways than ever and to continuing to provide them with seamless travel solutions before, during and after their flights.”
About Delta Private Jets
Delta Private Jets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and its distinctive Delta Private Jets Card. The company also operates an FBO (Fixed Base Operation), the Delta Jet Center, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as well as the Tech Service Center, a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO). Delta Private Jets combines more than 30 years of experience serving the needs of luxury travelers for business and pleasure with the resources of one of the world’s largest airlines to provide a truly innovative travel solution. With more than 70 WI-FI equipped aircraft in the fleet (light, mid-size, super-midsize and large), Delta Private Jets consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. Flights are operated by Delta Private Jets, LLC, an FAA-certificated Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier. Additional information is available at deltaprivatejets.com.
About Porsche Cars North America Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.