Charles Lynch Joins Pet Airways' Board of Directors

Former Chairman and CEO of DHL Airways strengthens Pet Airways Board

Mar 09, 2011, 08:38 ET from Pet Airways, Inc.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet Airways, Inc. (OTCQB: PAWS), the world's only airline designed specifically for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets, today announced that Charles A. Lynch has joined its board of directors.


Mr. Lynch is currently the Chairman of Market Value Partners Company. Mr. Lynch served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a number of major corporations during his career, including DHL Airways, Inc., nSpired Natural Foods, and Saga Corporation. He is a board member of, and advisor to, a number of Internet startup companies, as well as a former advisor to Bain and Company.  He has also served as a director of over 20 major corporations, including Pacific Life Insurance Company, Syntex Corporation, Mid-Peninsula Bank, Nordstrom Inc., Southern Pacific Transportation, W.R. Grace and Co. Consolidated Freightways, and Greyhound Lines Inc. Mr. Lynch graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Science in industrial administration and later received an honorary doctor of laws from Golden Gate University.  He is the former Chairman of The California Business Roundtable, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and the United Way of the Bay Area.

Dan Wiesel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pet Airways stated, "We are excited to have someone of Charlie's caliber join our board.  Charlie's immense experience, knowledge and insight will be invaluable as we grow the company and redefine the pet travel category."

Mr. Lynch commented, "Pet Airways is an exciting growth company that has quickly created a whole new transportation category and experience for pets.  I look forward to helping the company as it leverages its leadership position in this new travel industry sector."

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About Pet Airways, Inc.

Pet Airways is the only airline with specifically designed planes for safe and comfortable pet transportation. Pet Airways' Pawsengers™ always travel in the main cabin, not cargo.  Pets are continuously monitored by an In-Flight Pet Attendant in the climate-controlled cabin with lots of fresh, cool air for maximum comfort.  With Pet Airways, pet parents can be assured their pet will be treated to top quality safety, care and comfort throughout the journey. The airline launched flight operations in 2009 and currently serves nine coast-to-coast destinations across the United States, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale. We recently announced plans to begin flight operations at Orlando.

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