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Heritage adds jet to Vermont fleet

Heritage Flight has added another, larger jet to its fleet, enabling the Vermont-based charter airline and aircraft management company to expand its menu of non-stop destinations. With the addition of a sleek Canadair Challenger 604, Heritage can now transport passengers from Burlington, Montreal, Boston, Albany and elsewhere in the northeastern U.S. and southern Quebec directly to such popular locations as Las Vegas and California, Mexican and Caribbean resorts, and even Europe. Heritage had previously offered non-stop service to most of these destinations with a Canadair Challenger 601, which it parted with in 2007. The newly acquired Challenger 604 represents a technology and comfort upgrade in addition, the jets range is about 500 miles longer than that of the 601. The decision to invest in this Challenger 604 aircraft reflects our commitment to the large jet marketplace, explains Heritage Flight (www.flyheritage.com) President Chris Hill. Were once again able to provide routine non-stop, jet service from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada to anywhere in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, and to most of Western Europe. With this new Challengers capabilities, we can provide clients exceptionally comfortable jet service to almost any point on the globe. The Challenger 604 can accommodate nine passengers, plus luggage, yet still yield worldwide capabilities. And in addition to being graceful and comfortable, it offers stellar performance. The plane can cruise at an impressive 510 miles per hour which means, for example, it can bring passengers from western New England down to Aruba in slightly less than five hours. A flight from Montreal to Paris would take only seven hours. When it comes to the decision to charter a jet like our Challenger 604, a primary consideration is time, says Hill. As an example, once you make arrangements with us, you can actually leave your downtown Montreal office at 10 a.m., be taking off by 11 a.m., and be arriving in Paris by 6 p.m. thus eliminating the lost time and frustrations common with airline travel today. Another significant benefit to flying via charter is privacy. While the jets in the air, you can converse or teleconference with a colleague or client without imposing on other passengers. And if youre really pressed for time, the plane itself can serve as a comfortable conference room even at 41,000 feet in the air. Its easy to see how the benefits of flying privately outweigh the premium placed on chartered flight over commercial airline service, Hill adds. We can transport our clients just about anywhere, and for those who prefer to own their own jet, we offer exceptional aircraft management service.

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