FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Basta Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Monarch Air Group to launch commercial operations of one-way private jet charters.
Basta Holdings expects operations to commence by August 14th, 2014 and has already leased the first aircraft to be used in this program, which will be delivered by May 5th, 2014. The Company intends to lease an entire fleet of light jets and expects additional aircraft deliveries to follow leading up to the charter service launch.
"Basta and Monarch's new regular charter service will present a viable solution for aircraft ownership, fractional ownership and conventional round-trip private jet charter as a result of our competitive pricing and convenience. We will offer a proprietary pricing schedule which is often not feasible because of the empty-leg surcharges and will provide a significant price advantage due to its regular and on-demand charter structures. Because of our light jets' ability to land on various airfields, we will also offer a more convenient service to our customers," stated Jacob Gitman, President of Basta Holdings Corp.
"We intend to begin our operations running the New York - Miami flight which taps into the premier business segment as approximately 2.5 million passengers traveled this route in 2013 and so far in 2014. As business grows, we intend to further scale this operation by offering one-way regular and on-demand business jet charter services to other top domestic routes of the considerable business travel segment. Additionally, Basta Holdings is looking at various overseas markets, particularly China where private business aviation is growing quickly due to soaring demand for domestic and international charter services as well as significant government funding allocated for the development of private jet transportation," continued Dr Gitman.
About Monarch Air Group
Monarch Air Group is a 14 CFR part 135 aircraft operator based at the Ft. Lauderdale International airport. Since its establishment in 2006 and obtaining its aircraft operating license in 2007, the company has been offering on demand charter service to a select group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Monarch provides logistics services to the US government in the Middle East.
About Basta Holdings Corp.
Basta Holdings Corp. provides contract procurement, business development and management services in the aviation and logistics industries. The company specializes in management of long-term ACMI leases of fixed wing and rotary passenger and cargo aircrafts and private business aviation, which includes charter, maintenance, overhaul and FBO development and management as well as various auxiliary services. For more information on the company, please visit www.bastaholdings.com.
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