Elite Jets targets Naples, Florida private flyers with jet card program

By Doug Gollan, January 6, 2021

Naples, Florida-based Elite Jets offers a guaranteed availability jet card on its fleet of manufacturer-delivered Embraer Phenom 300s

Flyers based in Naples, Florida, looking for a local airport membership solution can now look at Elite Jets Charters, LLC. The largest tenant at Naples Municipal Airport late last year rolled out its first jet card offering.

The initial program is focused around its manufacturer-delivered fleet of Embraer Phenom 300s.

The Elite Jets Club Membership entails a $15,000 joining fee, $10,000 annual dues from the second year, and a $100,000 deposit to start.

In return, you get a 72-hour non-peak booking window with guaranteed availability on a fleet of four Phenom 300s at a $5,250 one-way hourly rate, not including FET. There are 34 peak days in the program where access is as available. There is a 90-minute daily minimum.

For travel beyond 200 miles of the Continental U.S. to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, you pay a $6,500 one-way rate, plus handling charges, overnights, and international fees.

Elite Jets’ Phenom 300 fleet

The Phenom 300s each includes WiFi and feature seating for eight with six club seats and a two-passenger divan. A belted lavatory seat provides a possible ninth seat.

Customers also get access to Elite’s private terminal at Naples Airport.

Founded in 2016, the Part 135 operator is Argus Platinum, Wyvern Registered and IS-BAO Stage 1.

There’s no escrow account, although deposit is refundable less 20%.

Stephen Myers, an executive vice president, tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, expansion plans call for building on its Legacy 500 fleet and other types.

While Elite will service customers not based in Naples, those trips include ferry fees based on the shortest repositioning flight. For example, a Miami-based flyer going to New York would only pay the repositioning fee from Naples to Miami, not the leg back to Naples after their drop-off.


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