This year marked some exciting news for Air Unlimited, including notable company growth, added flight perks and a new program for youth passengers. Every decision we made in 2018 aimed to better serve our guests and local communities through our private plane services – from scheduled island flights and custom charters to organ transportation flights. Now, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these key moments, and how we were able to spread the news along the way.
Earlier this year, we announced that Air Unlimited had doubled its annual passenger count and hangar space, added a new plane to its fleet, and opened a new check-in desk at Marsh Harbour. This marked a major milestone for our company, and we enjoyed celebrating with our staff, passengers and the community. Excitingly, our growth story was highlighted across local news, such as the Orlando Business Journal (Article 1 and Article 2) and FOX 35.
Through firsthand flight experiences, Amy West Travel, Osceola News Gazette, and Central Florida Lifestyle also shared stories around our growing airline and its unique travel perks. This was a great way to start off 2018, and it set the stage for a fantastic year ahead!
This summer, we introduced our Junior Pilot Program, which offers youth passengers the chance to ride in the cockpit and receive their own set of pilot wings. Some of the first families to try out the Junior Pilot Program wrote about their experiences online, including About a Mom, The Suburban Mom, and Sonni Abatta. It was rewarding to see the excitement on each of our Junior Pilots’ faces, as they graduated from the program and received their certificates. We’re so excited to include this new service for years to come.
For the 2018 football season, we offered exclusive charter flights for hosting the ultimate tailgate in the sky. These specialty flights whisked sports fans away to their favorite games across Florida. News 13 visited the hangar for a tailgate and captured the excitement. Be sure to watch the segment here to see how our tailgating flights are unlike any other football celebration.
All of our flight perks, new and old, came together in a recent story featured by Reader’s Digest and MSN. We’re honored to be recognized by these publications for having a top-notch private airline, and we thank our fantastic guests for helping drive our continued success.
Looking ahead, our goal is to continue growing and improving our private flight services to provide guests with extraordinary experiences. To stay up-to-date with all of our latest news, check in with our blog, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Let’s face it, flying during the holidays can be extremely stressful. The hassles of parking, long lines, and busy terminals are enough to make you dread your upcoming holiday vacation. We’re here to tell you that a private flight is the best option to avoid all those stressors. We encourage you and your family to experience the Air Unlimited way. Free valet parking, fast check-in, and free luggage up to 40 pounds are just a few of the perks of flying with us! We believe the start of any vacation should begin with the ease and comfort of getting there.
Don’t just take it from us – These family bloggers are excited about the perks of flying private too:
The Suburban Mom lives in Central Florida and recently shared her awesome experience with Air Unlimited with all of her blog followers. She said, “(Flying Air Unlimited) is easier and less expensive than you imagine, but it is just as glamorous and as exciting as it sounds.” This mother-of-three breaks down the advantages of flying private with a family, including easy parking, friendly staff, and quick boarding. Read about these perks and more in her full review, available here.
About a Mom is another family blogger that wrote about her firsthand experience with Air Unlimited. In her review, she shares the story of her daughter trying out our new Junior Pilot Program, which gives youth the chance to fly in the cockpit and earn their own pilot wings. Read all about it here, and consider signing up your child for this u program before your next flight!
Sonni Abatta loves producing videos around Florida and recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at Air Unlimited’s family-friendly airline. Watching her video, you’ll hear from our very own Chief Pilot, Josh Stover, in an interview around our King Air 200 aircraft and exciting private flight experiences. You can view it here.
We’re so grateful for guests like these, who remind us that each flight is a chance to create impactful memories for families and aircrew alike. Our team is proud to provide an atmosphere that fosters these types of unique travel experiences and welcomes youth into the fascinating world of aviation.
The perks of flying private are not only helpful during the peak holiday season, when you especially want to avoid crowded airports, but are also great year-round. A private flight can make your next family trip more relaxed and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking to charter a custom flight to any destination, or you’re planning to vacation in the beautiful Abacos, Air Unlimited can get you there stress-free.
You’re more than likely familiar with Air Unlimited’s famed flights to the Abacos and custom charter services, but did you know Air Unlimited also does organ transportation flights. These trips save lives by rapidly getting doctors and organs where they need to go. In fact, our pilots have quickly and carefully completed countless life-saving missions, often alongside the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute.
When an organ transportation flight is requested, our team immediately begins making arrangements to find a crew that can fly the organ and medical team between hospitals. This can happen at any moment, so many of our pilots are ready to volunteer at the oddest hours of day or night. The crew also understands that every transportation flight is different than the next. Sometimes, our team transports the organ itself packed in a cooler with ice. Other times, we’re flying a team of doctors to harvest an organ at another hospital and bringing it back home for transplant.
Although this is very different than our typical flight to the Bahamas, it’s a rewarding experience to offer such an important and unique service.
In fact, nearly 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and more than 5,000 of them are located right in our backyard, here in Florida. Unfortunately, every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list, and 21 people die every day while waiting for their turn. So, when a match is made, we know that every second counts.
Even though we’ll never meet these patients, we feel honored to help them through our organ transportation flights. If you’d like to make a difference too, we invite you to consider becoming an organ donor. Only 54 percent of Americans are organ donors, yet one donor can single-handedly save and heal more than 75 lives! To learn more about the process or to sign up to be a donor, visit https://www.organdonor.gov/register.html.
Some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions involve eating healthier, losing weight and being happier. In 2019, step out of the norm and resolve to travel more instead – starting with a flight to the Abacos! Booking a trip to this tropical destination can help jump-start your 2019 travel plans and check off resolutions, such as:
- Create New Memories
- Traveling creates memories that last a lifetime, making it time well spent. You can take solo trips throughout the year for creating more personal memories and group trips to share memories with loved ones. When reflecting on all of your special memories at the end of the year, you’ll be glad that you made traveling a New Year’s resolution.
- Explore ‘Hidden Gems’
- This travel resolution will help you adventure to more quaint places, like the islands of the Abacos. These types of destinations often end up feeling extra special to guests, who feel like they discovered one of the world’s best-kept secrets.
- Experience Different Cultures
- Anytime you travel somewhere new, you have the opportunity to experience the local community’s culture. Enjoying everything the region has to offer from foods and entertainment to dialect and traditions that can teach you about other ways of life. Make it part of your travel resolutions to embrace every new culture you meet in 2019.
- Slow Down and Relax
- Rushing through crowded airports, jumping from city to city too quickly and jam-packing your schedule at every destination can make traveling stressful. In 2019, aim to slow down and relax during your trips. Choose hassle-free options whenever possible, such as choosing Air Unlimited’s private flights over commercial carriers. During your trip, plan time to rejuvenate at a local beach, park or spa – you’ll be happy you did.
- Be Adventurous
- Balancing relaxation with adventure helps keep your trips refreshing and exciting at the same time. Don’t be afraid to try something new, book a spontaneous excursion or switch up your usual plans. 2019 is the year for being more adventurous!
Take the first step toward a travel-filled year by booking a flight to the Abacos today, where you’ll start the year off by relaxing in one of the most beautiful settings. You can save on tickets by purchasing our limited-time coupon book, available in 6 and 10 round-trip ticket options. Click here for more information.