NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Wings, a corporate travel company specializing in discount first and business class airfares, has taken high honors in Inc. Magazine's 32nd annual 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest growing companies in the nation, placing 153rd overall and first in the Travel and Hospitality category. With the announcement of its inclusion on the high profile list, Regal Wings takes its place among the most elite businesses in the country, including Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, and Oracle, who were previously named members of the Inc. 500|5000 and today are recognized as industry leaders.
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The Brooklyn based company, known for its exceptional concierge style customer service, sells discount business and first class airfares and is a premium airfare consolidator to travel agents. Regal Wings recently launched its business travel management division, which handles all aspects of travel plans for companies.
"We're very excited to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the country's fastest growing companies," said Eli Ostreicher, CEO of Regal Wings. "I started Regal Wings from my bedroom in 2006 and I believe that our unique approach to customer service has been a primary contributor to our success. The first-class experience should extend beyond the plane ride, which is why we have a two-ring policy for answer phones, make follow-up phone calls and offer the ultimate in personal attention to our travelers. Our agents know why our clients are flying and will follow up with them, asking how their business presentation went or how their vacation was. Not many companies can say that."
To be included on the list, businesses, which must be privately held, have to meet several qualifications, including having revenues of at least $2 million in 2012 and having achieved a minimum of 918.59% in sales growth over the past three years. Regal Wings, a well-qualified candidate, exceeded those criteria, having experienced 2,513% growth since 2009 and having generated over $15 million in revenue in the 2012 calendar year. The company also holds the honor of ranking 10th of the top 100 New York companies and 12th in the New York City Metro area.
Travel has long been a passion for Ostreicher, who grew up in North London's Chasidic community, watching the Concorde fly overhead. In his late teens, Ostreicher began traveling the world and earned his wings by flying with all the major airlines, visiting over 100 countries on six continents and experiencing the top first-class and business class cabins. Tapping into his own passion and enthusiasm for travel, Ostreicher co-founded Regal Wings in 2006, hoping to create a niche of his own in the luxury travel market by offering an unprecedented level of customer service to every traveler.
Regal Wings stands out from the competition not only with its discount business class airfares, but also with its follow-up phone calls and concierge customer service line, which is always answered by a live representative. While larger companies whose agents are frequently overwhelmed with customers often have an impersonal feel and are unable to provide a high level of personal service and attention to detail, it is precisely this type of unprecedented customer service that is the hallmark of Regal Wings and has enabled the company to build a roster of high profile clients including Bayer, Walmart, and Universal. Regal Wings also recently launched its business travel management division, which can handle all of a company's business travel plans, including mapping a travel policy to help reduce costs, increase efficiency and create a more positive travel experience.
To learn more about Regal Wings and its discount first class flights, please visit http://www.RegalWings.com or call 1-855-734-2594 to speak with a customer service representative. Interested parties can also view the company's Inc. 500 listing at http://www.inc.com/profile/Regal-Wings or Like it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RegalWings.
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