Chamblee, GA, March 28, 2017 – by Renee Turner for The Post – Ultimate JetCharters, LLC (UJC) is the parent company of Ultimate Air Shuttle (UAS), which started in 2009 out of Cincinnati by offering flights out of the city’s Lunken Airport for destinations to New York City/New Jersey, Cleveland, Chicago and Charlotte. The charter airline began service on March 2oth at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport (PDK) as an additional shuttle route for flights.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) is the world’s busiest airport and Atlanta ranks as one of the top U.S. cities with the most visiting business travelers.
Atlanta had been on the top of their “wish list” for two years says Jeania Uplinger, Ultimate Air’s Regional Manager. “Our PDK flights will be a game changer,” she said. “Allowing travelers more time in their day and less stress, by providing a relaxed and refreshed VIP jet travel experience for the cost of commercial flights.”
The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK-Signature FBO) is right in the heart of the metro Atlanta business district, and 23 miles NE of HJAIA. With this in mind, Ultimate Air Shuttle felt they could absolutely provide a better experience for people traveling through the Atlanta area.
“Ultimate has a business model that includes flying out of private terminals where passengers can reach without a lot of traffic,” Uplinger told The Post. “There aren’t the hassles of parking in large parking facilities, waiting in lines at the ticket counter and TSA security, or exhausting walks through the airport or waiting on the tarmac.”
Founded in 1984, the Ultimate JetCharters, LLC is an Ohio-based company headquartered at the Akron-Canton Airport, starting off as a small, one-aircraft charter company. The air carrier is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with clientele from Fortune 500 companies, Sports Teams, Group Travel, Entertainers, and Casino trips throughout the United States.
The airline owns eight 30-seat Dornier 328 jets and a ninth 30-seat Embraer 135 jet; and has 44 highly-qualified trained pilots.
The airline’s safety record (provided by the Regional Manager) includes:
- No aircraft accidents
- No FAA enforcements
- ARGUS Gold Rating
- Wyvern PASS Approval Rating
- Flight Attendants also certified for CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) usage
- Fully operation Safety Management System (SMS) in place
- Company internal audits and evaluations are done regularly
- Externally audited by numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies
- Twelve Five Safety and Security Program (TFSSP)
- Passengers are checked against the TSA No-Fly List
Uplinger explains UJC is currently a participant in an FAA beta testing program for a new Safety Management System that will be standard in the U.S. soon for all charter operators.
Business and leisure passengers can purchase a ticket at Ultimate Air Shuttle or by calling 1 (800) 437-3931, with 24-hour phone support. (They are also part of the GDS System currently under P1. Look for the code to change to UE in May 2017.)
Monday – Friday flights include:
- 8:10 AM Depart from Cleveland (BKL) to Cincinnati (LUK)
- 8:50 AM Arrive in Cincinnati (LUK) – Remain on plane if continuing to Atlanta
- 9:20 AM Depart from Cincinnati (LUK)
- 10:20 AM Arrive in Atlanta (PDK)
- 3:45 PM Depart Atlanta (PDK)
- 4:45 PM Arrive in Cincinnati (LUK) – Remain on plane if continuing to Cleveland
- 5:15 PM Depart from Cincinnati (LUK)
- 5:55 PM Arrive in Cleveland (BKL)
There are no parking fees, baggage fees, or cancellation penalties for changes made at least 24 hours in advance. Passengers are offered complimentary drinks on all flights, a light breakfast on morning flights, and a fruit, cheese and meat tray on evening flights. Passengers must check-in 20 minutes before departure time.
The airlines is anticipating expansion for the PDK route, and are hoping to start an additional route out of Charlotte (Wilson Air Center) to PDK in the morning and return from PDK to Charlotte later in the afternoon, operating on a Monday – Friday schedule by mid-summer of 2017.