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The Air Charter Guide & Coastal Aviation Technologies Form Strategic Alliance

Air Charter Travel Gateway Now Available for Booking

New Orleans, January 14, 2014 - Penton’s Air Charter Guide, a recognized leader in global air charter travel information, today announced a strategic alliance agreement with aviation software firm, Coastal Aviation Technologies.

Under the agreement, The Air Charter Guide will host Coastal Aviation’s flight-sourcing software application, Personifly, on The Air Charter Guide website. Coastal has agreed to supply technical expertise throughout the integration process, along with long-term customer support. The new private travel gateway provides air charter operators, brokers, and executive travelers with an online resource to locate and book private flights.

Personifly is an innovative flight sourcing software that provides a wide selection of real-time charter quotes. The quotes represent confirmed flights, rather than generic estimates, with fueled aircraft and professional charter operators standing by. Once a flight is located, the user simply clicks through to confirm and book the flight.

“Hosting the Personifly technology will be great for our customers and business clients,” says Frank Craven, Managing Director of the Business Aviation Group at Penton. “This alliance will help us transform The Air Charter Guide website into the industry standard for anyone sourcing private air travel.”

The Air Charter Guide website was originally designed as a directory service, listing available aircraft and contact information for part-135 charter operators. Now, with the advent of Personifly, The Air Charter Guide +Enhanced website will allow executive travelers and their booking agents to quickly locate and reserve charter flights to destination around the world.

The Air Charter Guide + Enhanced is set to debut January 14, 2014 at the annual NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers tradeshow in New Orleans. Attendees can demo the new charter booking features at BOOTH 1203.


About the Air Charter Guide
The Air Charter Guide has been publishing a variety of air charter directories for more than 25 years. Each edition is packed with the most reliable information tailored to serve the needs of specific air charter buyers. Our editorial staff is constantly updating listings for charter operators, brokers, and ground service companies around the world.

About Coastal Aviation Technologies
Coastal Aviation Technologies is a leading provider of aviation solutions and proprietary technology, including Personifly. Coastal’s software applications allow companies to undertake highly sophisticated and data-intensive tasks at speeds unmatched by other technology providers. Their gateway to private air travel, Personifly, is the most comprehensive, simplest, and fastest way to source private air travel.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth.

Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.


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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Eric Wing
Marketing Manager
Penton Business Aviation
617.649.0416
eric.wing@penton.com

 

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