flyExclusive to launch private jet membership club

By Doug Gollan, December 3, 2019

The seventh-largest U.S. charter operator apparently has big plans in the private jet program space

Kinston, North Carolina-based private jet charter operator flyExclusive is launching its first membership program.

According to a press release provided to Private Jet Card Comparisons, the new program is called Jet Club, and is part of the company’s growth plans.

“The Jet Club is developed to continue flyExclusive’s rapid fleet growth and enhance the consistency and availability of flyExclusive’s private aviation services,” it reads, adding, “The program enables Jet Club members proprietary access to the flyExclusive fleet after a one-time purchase and pay-as-you-go access, with significantly lower hourly rates.”

“Similar to aircraft ownership”

According to the company, “The program is modeled to attract private jet consumers who want access similar to aircraft ownership, but with lower costs and none of the complexities.”

“The Jet Club is a strategic initiative in our overall growth plans for rapid fleet development, further enhancing our customer experience, and adding a robust capability within our brand,” said Jim Segrave, founder and owner of flyExclusive.

Jet Club will be in addition to flyExclusive’s on-demand charter and aircraft management business.

He added, “Jet Club members will have unique access to our fleet, create long-term savings and will enjoy a personal level of service and curated programs traditionally reserved for aircraft ownership partners.”

flyExclusive owns and operates 48 aircraft, all currently comprised of Citation Encore, Citation Excel, Citation Sovereign, and Citation X aircraft.

The company plans to grow the fleet to 65 aircraft, including the addition of long-range aircraft and European and Pacific capabilities, by the end of 2020.

flyExclusive is currently the 7th largest private jet charter operator in the U.S. based on hours flown.

The company says at the same time it plans to build on its “strong relationship with other operators and sellers of private jet access who utilize the flyExclusive fleet.”

According to its website, “With a one-time partnership investment, Jet Club Partners immediately enjoy 10 years of all-inclusive access to flyExclusive’s expansive floating fleet with 20 annual hours of Partner Rates.”

It states, “Jet Club Partners can also choose to access Flex Rates, secure multiple units or tailor an investment amount and Partner hours to their personal annual usage.”

flyExclusive is Argus Platinum and Wyvern Wingman.

In 2010 Segrave sold Segrave Aviation to Delta Air Lines.

Executives from flyExclusive couldn’t be reached to provide more specifics.

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