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SEDONA, Ariz. — William Jinks, president and CEO of JET Limousines in Phoenix, Ariz., plans to open a new location in Sedona this week. The growth was encouraged by a recently awarded contract to handle transportation needs for the Enchantment Resort.
After bidding on the resort’s transportation needs two years ago and not receiving the contract, JET kept at it and was recently given another chance to bid and present its services to the management. It performed well on trial runs, and landed the contract with a tentative start date of June 14.
“Our initial and main focus will be the clients of the resort at this new location,” Jinks said. “However, we intend to staff the location with extra vehicles and market the area for retail, corporate, and tours. Sedona is a popular tourist attraction and is the location of many famous landmarks, popular resorts, etc. A long-term company recently discontinued its operations in Sedona, and we feel this region has a strong need for high end chauffeured transportation, including options to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.”
The company will be starting with Cadillac CT6 and BMW 7 Series sedans, two Chevrolet Suburbans, a Grech Sprinter, a Grech 27-passenger mini-coach, and a Temsa motorcoach. It will move inventory between Phoenix and Sedona as needed to handle larger groups and conventions.
The company will have a full-time operations manager at the location, and is hiring four full-time chauffeurs and three to six part-time chauffeurs locally in the Sedona market. It will also use Phoenix chauffeurs as needed, especially for trips that may start or end there.
“We frequently help affiliates in the Sedona market with local trips, but require travel time to get to and from,” Jinks said. “Having another northern location enables us to truly offer local Sedona chauffeured transportation and service our affiliates in the Northern Arizona market.”
Sedona lies close to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Page, and other popular Northern Arizona locations.
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