Philjets partners with Citibank on aerial tours


AVIATION startup PhilJets has partnered with Citibank to offer special deals on aerial tours in the country for Prestige Citibank credit card holders.

PhilJets Group founder and chief executive officer Thierry Tea said that the collaboration, which has a soft launching in July, will enable Citibank Prestige account clients to benefit from special deals on PhilJets helicopter aerial tours in the Philippines, especially on Luzon Island.

“Starting this month until June 2017, Citibank premium credit card owners can avail of some exceptional flying offers as well as high quality customer service,” Tea said in a statement.

The offer –which includes a special on-demand per minute rate of P1,600 per flying time with inclusive VAT charges, as well as 20 percent off on a Manila drop-off tour, or Mount Pinatubo, Tagaytay and Taal aerial tours–is only available to all CitiPrestige card holders.

“This collaboration with Citibank will provide CitiPrestige card holders the flexibility and adaptability they are looking for, especially by avoiding Manila congested traffic. Thanks to the on-demand per minute flying rate, the CitiPrestige holders will be able to escape the traffic by flying over the city,” he said.

PhilJets has helipads in various locations in Metro Manila. It has pick-up and drop-off points in strategic places such as Manila Peninsula, St Luke’s Hospital, Acacia Hotel as well as Medical City and the airport.

The aviation startup will welcome next year two new Airbus H130 helicopters even as it continues to expand and develop its activities throughout the country and internationally.

“Last year, we partnered with Grab with the GrabHeli for a marketing campaign of aerial tours. This year we wanted to give another exclusive experience to our clients by making on-demand transfer more available” said Geoffroy Cahen, director for sales and marketing of PhilJets Group.

PhilJets Group operates a charter company for air transport services in the Philippines, including helicopter tours for corporate clients and VIPs.

“We are looking to become the ultimate yardstick for aircraft activities and services in the Philippines, and to be associated with a major brand such as Citibank is a great opportunity for us,” Tea said.


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