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Fleet Clubs launches east coast route
Members will be able to fly between NY and Miami on a Boeing 737 from Thursdays through to Sundays; a form of luxury jetpooling that will also reduce carbon emissions.

Fleet Clubs, a collection of boutique US membership clubs providing shared private air service aboard luxury airliners, has introduced its fourth route between the Signature terminal at Miami International airport and Modern Aviation's FBO at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York. Fleet Clubs is designed for private flyers seeking a reliable, responsible and sensible way to travel on custom 60 seat first class Boeing 737s.

The Miami/New York route is limited to 200 members, with a minimum annual commitment of 20 round trips. Departure and arrival times are meticulously planned so members can avoid rush hour traffic and get home to their families in time for dinner. Flights run Thursdays and Sundays, departing Miami at 11:00 am and arriving in New York at 1:30 pm; leaving New York at 3:00 pm and arriving back in Miami at 5:30 pm.

Founder and COO Michele Sullivan has operated programmes on the West Coast for 15 years. She has arranged more than 1,700 shared private flights and managed over $200 million in membership dues. She says: "Florida to New York accounts for 17 per cent of the world's private jet activity; we expect to have another multi-year waiting list, just like our other clubs."

By providing a form of luxury carpooling on the most popular private jet routes, Fleet Clubs is taking action to decarbonise aviation. Because 70 per cent of Fleet Club members already fly private, the service is proven to provide a viable alternative.

"We're proud to offer the most environmentally responsible way to fly privately. Our service reduces carbon emissions by 90 per cent compared to business jet travel. We are committed to using sustainable aviation fuels, and we never fly empty legs," says CEO Bernard Schwartz, a hospitality entrepreneur creating fine dining experiences in luxury hotels and residences throughout North America. Fleet Clubs provides white-glove service, specialty meal planning and rare F&B procurement. "From Loro Piana bedding to cut crystal glassware, our goal is to make our service the finest in the sky," he adds.

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