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Avfuel Provides Service as More Politicians Take to the Skies

MARCH 11, 2016 / BUSINESS AVIATION NEWS / ANN ARBOR, MI – With the presidential election fast approaching this November and the primaries in full swing, the campaign trail has been hot, as has the activity at many FBOs. As more politicians—from candidates to the POTUS—look to the skies for efficient campaign strategies, the Avfuel Network has been in prime position to serve their growing needs with 600+ branded locations.

In particular, Million Air Burbank (KBUR) as a DCA Gateway saw notable political traffic, as did Dubuque Jet Center (KDBQ) when Iowa served as a key campaign location leading up to the first caucus of the year.

Situated in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport—near Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills—Million Air Burbank is no stranger to serving the needs of high-profile clients. Home to the major movie studios’ flight departments, KBUR personnel are trained specifically to assist elite clientele who require privacy and discreet services, making it a natural choice for politicians who take flight.

Right on the Mississippi River where the borders of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois meet, Dubuque Jet Center offered a unique location for politicians flying in for pivotal campaigning, as Iowa hosted three debates and the first caucus of the election year. Dubuque Jet Center prides itself in its hospitality with legendary customer care and knowledgeable staff that are ready to assist with any need. In fact, not only did Dubuque Jet Center serve fly-in needs, but also offered a platform to speak on the campaign trail.

Just as companies use business aviation to make operations more effective, in the same way, politicians on both sides of the aisle realized the efficiency afforded by private aviation—not all campaign locations are easily accessible with commercial aviation, making private aviation necessary for fast, efficient travel. Private aviation allows for a more flexible, safe and cost-effective mode of transportation to more destinations, granting access to smaller communities.

In addition, business aviation increases in-transit productivity for a more effective use of time, while also enabling people to stop at multiple destinations a day without the restraints of scheduled aircraft. This saves considerable money on other traveling costs, such as hotels and food. Quite simply, operations that benefit from business aviation consistently outperform those that don’t.

Every remaining candidate has utilized private aviation for his or her benefit at some point during the campaign season, though admittedly some more than others. Among the top spenders have been Donald Trump and former Secretary Hillary Clinton, according to data from the Federal Election Commission released at the beginning of February.

As politicians continue to look to the skies for speed and efficiency on the campaign trail, the Avfuel Network will continue to serve their needs, relieving some of the pressures of the campaign with second-to-none service and solutions.

Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected],,, Twitter: @Avfuel


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