Placement of the best-selling midsized jet in Kuala Lumpur part of regional expansion plans
Subang, MALAYSIA, 24 November, 2008 – OrientSKYs, a fast-growing private jet charter network based in Bangkok announces that it is expanding in the South East Asian region, and will be adding a Hawker Beechcraft 900XP stationed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of its expansion process. The best-selling midsized aircraft will be the first of its kind that will be stationed in the region and will provide charter services along with the other aircraft in its network.
”There is a growing demand and need for private jet charter in the region, and we are moving ahead of the rest to be the first to offer private jet charters on this superior mid-sized aircraft,” said Leslie G. Merszei, Managing Director and a principle shareholder of OrientSKYs.
OrientSKYs comprehensive jet charter network services:
OrientSKYs is an Asia based global network of aircraft providers. With its extensive network, OrientSKYs has the capability of arranging private jet flights for individuals or organizations to any destination in the world, with focus on the Asian region.
OrientSKYs provides the much needed value to private jet travel with the provision of a 24-hour, 7 day a week concierge-level attention to detail, and its charter quote response time is unrivalled in Asia. OrientSKYs believes that private jet charter is all about maximizing productivity and reducing the hassle that other modes of transportation come with – such as the hassle of dealing with airport crowds, immigration, security, lost-luggage and increasing fares.
Private jet charter ‘takes the airports out of the experience’, and gives one the luxury to leave at ones convenience, arrive on time and travel to and from locations with little or no scheduled service.
This is why OrientsSKYs’ clientele are generally those who benefit from the maximization of time, which usually consist of middle to upper management, and government officials who engage in international relations and business activities. Carpe Diem, or seize the day are mantras they abide by and benefit from, as every second maximized contributes to the well-being of their organizations.
Security risks and privacy issues are also taken out of the equation when one travels on a private charter. Rather than everyone knowing about one’s movement and whereabouts, which is a given when flying on commercial airlines, private jet charter allows one to cross borders and even continents without public disclosure.
Private jets can also be a perfect location to hold private confidential meetings and discussions, or even as a place to catch some rest before the next meeting; further maximizing the hours in one’s day. The danger when flying commercial airlines and attempting to get P&C work done is that there are many people in the surroundings and important information might get leaked without even knowing it.
OrientSKYs fully understands the importance of these factors to its clientele, and pledges to maintain the quality in its services across the board.
“It is our mission to transform the way private jet charter services are provided in Asia, and that is the very reason why we have designed a full-service private jet aircraft network throughout Asia that adheres to strict standards. Unlike the saturated industry in the West, it is a growing industry in Asia especially with the much anticipated power-shift from the West to East. Businesses are still booming in Asia and that brings about the need for a quick, safe and efficient means of transportation as a business tool,” said Mr. Merszei.
OrientSKYs differentiates itself from other networks and charters in the region with its superior service, and capability to accommodate with client needs and demands.
“Our main concern at OrientSKYs is to provide the best service to our clients,” said Mr Merszei. “When we say best, we mean it in terms of convenience, security, comfort and overall well-being.”
The 24-hour concierge service team is highly-trained to understand the needs of its clientele. Once those needs have been determined, prompt arrangements are made to ensure that everything is taken care of, leaving clients only with thoughts on their destination and the nature of their trip - not the logistics. This includes VIP limo transfer, customized on-board food and beverage requirements, accommodation, and any other special needs. Cultural and religious requirements are also taken into consideration, a crucial aspect of service in this part of the world.
OrientSKYs successful business model:
Originally founded in 2004 as XJET Limited, the Hong Kong incorporated company was rebranded as OrientSKYs in 2007 to better reflect the typical Asian qualities of service and excellence; however remains the same company with the same team, and retains the most experienced jet charter personnel in the region.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, OrientSKYs is expanding its Asian sales network with new offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Taipei and has over USD15 million in charter requests each month.
OrientSKYs is also not a typical charter broker as it purchases hours from owners/ operators at favorable prices for specific aircraft for which it has exclusive sales rights.
In return it carries out the sales and marketing function for owners/ operators, provides 24/7 quotation and concierge services and handles billing, collection and other administrative tasks.
It has also been the exclusive provider of sales, marketing and business development services to Macau based Jet Asia Limited since 2006. Jet Asia is a growing fleet of private jets that currently consists of 1 Global Express, 2 Challenger 601s, 2 Hawker-Beechcraft 900XP, 4 Hawker 750s, 1 CRJ-200 VIP conversion, and several Bombardier heavy jets that are scheduled for delivery in 2009 and 2010. Jet Asia is the only Asian business jet operator to have achieved certification under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO), which was developed and is administered by the International Business Aviation Council, the entity that supports business aviation within the International Civil Aviation Organization, the aviation component of the United Nations.