CLEVELAND, Ohio – Flight Options, the world’s most innovative private jet company, recently named the top ten U.S. business destinations for private jet owners. The results were drawn from recent company flight data.
Cleveland-based Flight Options hosts the nation’s elite business travelers, and while the top destination, New York City , came as no surprise – the results provide a compelling snapshot of current business travel trends.
The Top Ten U.S. Business Destinations for Private Jet Travelers are:
1. New York City, NY
The perennial leader easily eclipses its next nearest rival, with more than double the number of “legs” flown.
2. Los Angeles , CA :
Private jet travel is a valuable asset for those looking to “close the deal” in Los Angeles. The film industry gets the ink, but the City of Angels is actually the largest manufacturing center in the West, one of the world’s busiest ports, a major financial and banking center, and the largest retail market in the United States.
3. Chicago , IL :
The Windy City doesn’t always offer ideal airport weather conditions, but it does offer an ideal business climate, and takes the third spot in the rankings.
4. Houston , TX :
Oil is still king, and is driving private air traffic to this Texas city in record numbers.
5. Washington , DC :
Law firms, lobbyists and corporate events provide a steady stream of air traffic to the nation’s capital.
6. Dallas , TX :
The “Big D” might just stand for “delays” if business travelers depended solely on commercial air travel here. Private jet owners bypass these headaches in Dallas .
7. Atlanta , GA :
Still the “Real Thing,” this southern powerhouse continues to draw business travelers who make Atlanta their home-base, in addition to those flying in for corporate meetings. Bio-tech and pharmaceuticals represent a growing share of the market here.
8. San Francisco , CA :
The City by the Bay is a magnet for the high-tech, bio-tech, banking and financial sectors, ensuring its place in the top ten.
9. Minneapolis , MN :
The Twin Cities may seem a surprising entry in the top ten, but shouldn’t be – they are home to 16 of the Fortune 500 largest U.S. corporations and the area’s diverse economic base includes electronics and medical products manufacturing, in addition to centers for high technology, music, and graphic arts.
10. Philadelphia , PA :
From pharmaceuticals to the financial sector, the City of Brotherly Love remains a key mid-Atlantic destination for business travelers.
About Flight Options
Flight Options, LLC, has earned a reputation as a leader and innovator within the private aviation industry. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company marks its 10th Anniversary in 2008 and offers the complete spectrum of programs from Fractional First™ ownership to leasing, aircraft management, and JetPASS Ultimate Travel Membership. The company is an industry leader in private aviation safety as well, having been selected by the FAA to partner and participate in the development and implementation of a formal Safety Management System (SMS) soon to be required for all air service providers. Flight Options provides personalized service to its Owners and Members, with a fleet of over 130 aircraft consisting of the Hawker 400XP, Hawker 850XP, Citation X and Embraer Legacy. More information is available at www.flightoptions.com or by calling 877.703.2348.