Bombardier Skyjet Joins American Express’ Private Jet Services Program for Platinum® And Centurion® Card Members

Bombardier Skyjet, the premier service for booking private business jets and a unit of Bombardier Aerospace, manufacturer of the legendary Learjet, has joined American Express’ Private Jet Services Program, a benefit offered to the company’s Platinum and Centurion Card members.

Bombardier Skyjet will provide special benefits to Platinum and Centurion Card members who use their cards to purchase private jet travel, including: service credits valued at up to $600 for use toward in-flight catering, ground transportation, FlightPhone, an exclusive Learjet leather jacket or Learjet 60 model plane. American Express will promote Bombardier Skyjet as one of the preferred providers of private jet travel services in Card member communications.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer private jet travel to American Express Platinum and Centurion card members,” said Angela Ferragamo, Director, marketing, Bombardier Skyjet. “Our quality private jet services and attention to every detail of our customers’ travel needs are very complementary to American Express and its reputation for service excellence and leading-edge travel services,” she added.

“With a growing interest in private jet travel today, Bombardier Skyjet adds an exciting new option to our card member benefits,” said Sylvia Bass, Vice-President, Platinum/Centurion Card Product Management at American Express “We are delighted to be able to introduce our card members to Bombardier Skyjet through our Private jet Services Program.”

About Bombardier Skyjet
Founded in 1997 and acquired by Bombardier Aerospace in 2000, Bombardier Skyjet offers the Premier Fleet private jet card program for frequent private jet travelers. Premier Fleet offers customers a choice of 25, 50 or 100 flight hours in a preferred size of aircraft, and guaranteed availability with a 12-hour advanced reservation. By charging a simple hourly rate for each hour flown, Premier Fleet eliminates the deadhead costs associated with one-way jet travel and takes the confusion out of charter jet pricing. Premier Fleet is the only jet card program offering the option of earning credit toward whole or fractional aircraft ownership. Premier Fleet Plus-Learjet Class and Challenger Class offer customers the opportunity to specify the Learjet 31, Learjet 60 or Challenger 604 as their aircraft of choice. Bombardier Skyjet also offers on-demand charter business jets through its quality network of operators. For more information or to book a trip, customers can call 1-888-2-SKYJET or visit

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at

Note to Editors
Premier Fleet, Bombardier Skyjet, Learjet and Challenger are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Platinum® and Centurion® are registered trademarks of American Express

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George-Ann Rosenberg
Bombardier Skyjet