If you’re in Martha’s Vineyard and see what looks like a flying catfish in the sky, you aren’t imagining things. New this summer SevenJet has begun offering flights to the island.
SevenJet, a division of Maine-based C&L Aviation, offers flights to Martha’s Vineyard from anywhere on the East Coast on a fleet of Piaggio Avanti II aircraft manufactured in Italy and affectionately known in the industry as a “flying catfish.” The nickname comes from the aircraft’s forward wing near the nose, a design element that gives Piaggios more cabin room that others in its class and three, rather than two, lifting surfaces, adding to its efficiency.
“Piaggios are a twin-turboprop aircraft disguised as a jet,” said SevenJet Director of Sales Pat Marano. “That means a smoother, quieter ride, but also, less time in the air as they are faster than their standard turboprop counterparts. That not only saves time and money but makes for a more enjoyable flight.”
Already, SevenJet has been busy shuttling customers to and from the island as they take advantage of this luxurious – the roomy interior is full of exquisite leather – yet economical aircraft.
SevenJet, which has more than 20 years of experience and an accident-free safety record, was built on the idea that traveling should be fun, not a hassle. It provides prompt, on-demand service, and most of the aircraft in the fleet do not require owner approval for flights.
“We operate flights year-round,” said Marano, “but seasonal flights to the area, a new one for us, have become a hot commodity as the summer season gains momentum and people want a fast, comfortable way to access the island.”
SevenJet caters to customers’ needs, whether they be for the time or the little touches that make travel more fun. In fact, travelers can bring their pets to Martha’s Vineyard on SevenJet’s flights.
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