Sentient Jet Extends Partnership with PGA TOUR Through 2013

Dépèche transmise le 1 juillet 2009 par Business Wire

Sentient Jet Extends Partnership with PGA TOUR Through 2013

Sentient Jet Extends Partnership with PGA TOUR Through 2013

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sentient Jet, an official marketing partner of the PGA TOUR since 2006, has signed a four-year extension and will continue as the “Official Private Jet Provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour” through 2013.

An industry leader in private jet membership, charter flights and fuel management services for aircraft owners, Sentient provides TOUR members with a number of benefits designed to fit the unique demands of a professional golfer’s travel schedule, including the flexibility to access a full range of jet sizes and categories to accommodate specific trip needs.

“Sentient Jet has been an outstanding partner of the PGA TOUR over the past four years, providing a valuable service to a growing number of TOUR members who have opted to use private aviation for the flexibility and security it provides,” said Tom Wade, Chief Marketing Officer of the PGA TOUR. “We are pleased to announce this four-year extension with Sentient and to continue to offer our members special services from the leader in private jet travel.”

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the PGA TOUR, an elite organization that shares our passion for excellence,” said Ed Lynch, Sentient’s Vice President of Sports Business Development. “Our Membership Program is extremely popular among the players because we offer a tremendous value and complete flexibility without the residual value risk and capital commitments associated with other private jet programs. We look forward to continuing to serve all the members of the TOUR community in the years ahead.”

Since pioneering the membership approach to private jet travel in 1999, Sentient Jet has established itself as a private aviation leader by offering non-capital, cost-effective private jet solutions with a renowned commitment to safety and service. Sentient Jet’s Membership Program is the most flexible and value-oriented approach to private aviation. Members enjoy access to premium executive-class aircraft with a guaranteed response time of as little as 10 hours anywhere in the continental United States. The Program features fixed one-way rates as well as Sentient’s unique Network Pricing feature. With Network Pricing, Sentient takes advantage of the efficiency of its certified operator network – the largest in the industry – to search for substantial savings on each client’s trip.

About Sentient Jet

Sentient Jet Membership arranges flights on behalf of clients through access to a strong network of certified operators and aircraft. Flights are conducted by FAR certified air carriers that exercise full operational control at all times. Operators approved to provide service for Sentient must meet all FAA safety standards and additional safety standards established by Sentient.

Sentient Jet Membership is a program of Sentient Flight Group, LLC, which is wholly-owned by Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners, L.P. (“MGOP”). MGOP, which acquired Sentient in 2008, is an investment fund managed by the Macquarie Group. Macquarie is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie is an owner and manager of significant assets around the world and its investment expertise includes deep experience in the aviation industry.

About the PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR domestically and internationally so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to growth in charity and integrity to the game.

In 2009, the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour together will compete in 100 events offering more than $350 million in prize money. Tournaments will be held in 10 countries outside the U.S. and in 35 states.

In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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