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Jet Edge Announces Partnership with Variety: Exclusive Private Charter Services to Festival de Cannes 2014

LOS ANGELES – May 8, 2014 - Jet Edge, the leading large cabin aircraft management and charter company in the U.S, announces it has inked a strategic partnership with Variety, which will include an exclusive offer to extend its growing fleet of California, New York, Florida and Asia-based luxury aircraft for private charters to Festival de Cannes 2014.

"We are delighted to forge a partnership with the entertainment industry’s most respected, premier news provider for over a century,” says Bill Papariella, President and CEO of Jet Edge International. "Our mutual headquarters ‘backyard’ of Los Angeles, my former background as a Hollywood executive, and the affluent show business industry community Variety represents all make for an excellent fit to extend our services to Variety and their VIPs," adds Papariella.

As part of the partnership, Jet Edge will be onboard as the exclusive sponsor for one of the highlights of this year's film festival; Variety and Relativity Media's intimate, A-list event at the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in celebration of Relativity's 10th Anniversary. The luncheon will convene only 150 guests, which will include some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, as well as leading global business executives, and will be hosted by Variety's Editor-in-Chief, Film, Claudia Eller, and Relativity Founder and CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh.

"We service the world's most elite travelers. With our fleet of large-cabin planes, seasoned pilots and in-flight team, unparalleled safety standards and commitment to luxury, we deliver highly personalized experiences for those who fly Jet Edge," states Papariella.

About Jet Edge International: Jet Edge International, A Bard Capital Company, is a leader in full-service global private aviation. As an integrated large-cabin management operator and maintenance provider, Jet Edge services aircraft owners with a world-class operational platform and extends individual clients, and corporations 365-day-a-year access to one of the most diverse and luxurious aircraft fleets in the world. Backed by unparalleled award-winning safety programs and overseen by a leadership team with over 250 years of collective aviation experience, Jet Edge delivers excellence in aircraft management, charter management, on-demand charter, aircraft sales, and maintenance. www.flyjetedge.com

About Variety: Variety and Variety.com provide the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world, Variety marries its historic coverage of the entertainment business with a technologically advanced website and new weekly print edition, offering readers the in-depth news coverage needed to remain competitive in the ever-changing entertainment industry. The Variety Group — Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 — is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.