Netjets Debuts New (NETJETS)RED Card To Raise Money For The Global Fund To Fight AIDS
21 JANUARY 2016, 0900 (CET), DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, today announced it is developing a (RED) member card to raise money for the fight to deliver an AIDS Free Generation.
(NETJETS)RED is a limited edition 25-hour Phenom 300 Jet Card. With each (NETJETS)RED purchase a $5,000 donation will be made to the Global Fund. There are 100 cards available to North American customers and 30 cards available to European customers. The card launched at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as (RED) commences its 10th anniversary year since its founding in 2006.
“We’re proud to welcome NetJets to (RED), with this new partnership generating money to support the critical work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS. With the brand new (NETJETS)RED card, not only do cardholders get a first of its kind offering, for every card issued, NetJets will donate $5,000 to fight AIDS,” said Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED).
Proceeds from (NETJETS)RED cards will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to provide life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
“At NetJets, we work every day to provide unparalleled access to our Owners. We are thrilled to be working with (RED) and so many likeminded (RED) partners to help fund the AIDS fight and bring access to lifesaving medicine and treatment to those who need it,” said Pat Gallagher, NetJets Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our long term goal with this partnership is to raise $1 million through the sale of these limited (NETJETS) RED cards and additional contributions through referrals and renewals.”
The Phenom 300 jet is a highly fuel efficient, light cabin aircraft. Seating up to seven passengers, it has a flight range of over three and a half hours. NetJets has 42 Phenom 300 jets in its US fleet.
NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest, more than 700 aircraft worldwide, and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014, having been established in 1964 as the world’s first private jet charter and management company. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership – offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America, Europe and China. For more information on NetJets customer programs and services, please visit www.netjets.com
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Starbucks, The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, NetJets, SAP, Supercell, Telcel and Live Nation Entertainment. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, Fatboy USA, FreshDirect, Girl Skateboards, Gretsch, HEAD, Jonathan Adler, Moleskine, Mophie and Square.
To date, (RED) has generated more than $350 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 60 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.