Global Exec Aviation Partners With blu Cigs to Offer e-Cigarettes to Passengers

blu Teams Up With Luxury Charter Jet Company To Deliver Airborne Relief For Smokers

Oct 20, 2010, 10:06 ET from blu Cigs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- blu Cigs, a leading US manufacturer of e-Cigarettes has just announced a partnership with Global Exec Aviation (GEA), a premier luxury charter jet service based in Southern California. An ARG/US Gold safety rated air carrier, GEA will now provide complimentary in-flight packs of blu disposable e-Cigarette singles to its exclusive Fortune 500 and celebrity clientele – allowing passengers to satisfy cravings to smoke without impacting air travel safety or disturbing non-smoking customers.

Similar to blu's best-selling rechargeable e-Cigs - which deliver the same taste and feel of a traditional cigarette minus the tar, ash, tobacco, smell and over 10,000 chemicals – the disposable e-cigarettes come in a variety of flavors, and emit a harmless water vapor instead of smoke. Perfect for on-the-go travelers, blu's disposables are a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to traditional cigarettes, with just one disposable blu equaling approximately 20 - 30 cigarettes.

"After conducting extensive research into other brands in the e-Cig space, we chose blu because the high quality of their product naturally aligned with the integrity of our brand and clientele," said Jason Holi, GEA's Director of Charter Sales. "blu effectively satisfies cravings for smokers, but without the smell and second-hand smoke that can bother other passengers."

Beyond the lingering odor and potential damage to the expensive leather seats, carpeting and other appointments – tobacco smoke has been proven to damage sensitive avionic equipment which can create a significant flight risk.

"Providing a first-class experience for all our clients continues to be our number one priority," said GEA president Ramon Mauriquez. "We will never make a decision that would in any way compromise the safety and comfort of our clients, which demonstrates how confident we are in blu. Our goal is to continually offer the luxury amenities that match GEA's level of luxury service – and blu helps us do just that."

In addition to the airline industry, blu has also attracted the interest of other businesses seeking on-site, customer-friendly smoking alternatives including sporting venues, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and resorts.

"blu offers everything you like about smoking, and none of the things you don't," said blu president Jason Healy. "We are thrilled to partner with a company like GEA, since this alliance further underscores our own ongoing commitment to deliver a product that enhances our customers' lifestyles."

About blu Cigs

blu Cigs is an innovator and leading provider of electronic cigarettes - a smarter, safer alternative to traditional smoking. blu's high-tech "e-Cigs" look and feel just like traditional cigarettes – minus the smoke, smell, tar, ash, and other chemicals. blu Cigs use a rechargeable, battery-operated atomizer to heat a flavored liquid and create a harmless, smoke-free "puff" that is made from water vapor and evaporates in seconds. With the ability to choose their preferred level of nicotine (ranging from 0-16 mg),  thousands of smokers are turning to blu as an alternative including everyone from A-list actors, musicians, and athletes to nurses, teachers, construction workers, and more. blu Cigs have also been featured in the presenter gift bags at celebrity-studded events such as the Grammy Awards. Founded by a former smoker, blu Cigs is based in Charlotte, NC – at the heart of tobacco road – and is the only e-Cigarette provider whose ingestible contents are 100% made in the USA. For more information or to purchase online, visit www.blucigs.com.  

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