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The Travel Authority Inc. Becomes
BusinessJet Class Subscriber 
New York NY (May 24, 2005) -- BusinessJet Class, the private jet charter GDS, has signed a subscriber agreement with The Travel Authority, Inc. (TTA), one of America's top twenty travel management companies, giving TTA agents access to private jet charter booking technology that advances the company's aggressive marketing to corporate channels. 

“BusinessJet Class brings a 24/7 agent-friendly, fully automated GDS-style booking system to the services The Travel Authority offers its clients, ”said Gus Alba, BusinessJet Class Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “BusinessJet Class gives TTA  travel professionals access to expanded resources for booking  private jets, providing resources that are attractive particularly to their corporate travelers: quick, reliable, guaranteed fare quotes, on carriers that offer the highest safety standards.” 

In addition to the GDS booking capabilities, BusinessJet Class gives subscribers peace of mind because the charter operators who are featured on the system meet or exceed the  highest safety standards in the industry. “Private air charter has always been the safest way to  travel and community airports and charter operators form a community that has developed  high levels of safety and security awareness,” noted Alba.  “As a BusinessJet Class subscriber, The Travel Authority becomes part of this community."

“The Travel Authority is very pleased to become a BusinessJet Class subscriber,” said Doug Payne, TTA, Inc. Vice President, Sales and Marketing. ”Private jet charter is an increasingly important product in the travel mix for both our corporate and our vacation clients. It is also a valuable element for us to add to our meeting and group sales services. The Travel Authority/BusinessJet Class agreement is a win-win for both companies and our clients.”

About The Travel Authority, Inc. (
The Travel Authority Inc. is one of the largest regional travel management companies serving individual, corporate and group travelers with a broad spectrum of travel services. Founded in 1970 and currently headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, the company has 58 offices across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. In 2005, the company acquired Ross & Babcock Travel in Indianapolis, IN, and estimates annual sales of more than $300 million. TTA is 100% employee owned and operated.  For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About BusinessJet Class (
Headquartered in New York, BusinessJet Class is a provider of marketing and collaborative business solutions to the private jet charter Industry. The company mission is to enable the charter operators and aircraft management companies to attract new aircraft owners and automate the distribution of charter flights through the travel agency channel.


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Also See: New BusinessJet Class Web Site is Insiders Air Charter Resource / May 2005
BusinessJet Class Announces Association with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. / April 2005
BusinessJet Class Puts Jet Charter Booking Online for Travel Agents / March 2005

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