Beyond First Class

James Butler Interviewed by Yahoo! News and the LA Times

Bethesda, Maryland • August 2006

Shaircraft CEO, James Butler, recently interviewed by Yahoo! News and the LA Times, offers insight into how recent terror threats have sparked an increased interest in private air travel—particularly for business travelers. Butler notes a big increase in inquiries and echoes his comments to CNN immediately following 9/11, "The peace of mind we get from this service is that we know who is on the plane, we know what is in the luggage, we know who is flying the plane." The Yahoo! News article, "Beyond First Class," also notes the expense of private air travel and asks Butler if the emergence of very light jets could make private air travel accessible to more business travelers. Butler comments, "[Very light jets] may lower hourly costs below a thousand dollars, but they are just coming in to the market.''

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