Omaha-based Jet Linx Aviation expects to restart jet card sales at some of its bases as early as next week
Jet Linx Aviation, the sixth-largest U.S. private jet operator, based on fractional and charter flight hours, will start selling jet cards again as early as next week. A formal announcement could come in the next several days.
The company serves clients within a 175-mile radius of its bases in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Nashville, New York, Omaha, San Antonio, Scottsdale, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Washington D.C.
It joined NetJets, Sentient Jet, and others in early October, putting jet card sales on hiatus.
It also introduced a tier system designed to help it manage demand on peak and high-demand dates. The tiers, which are to be reviewed every six months, include flexible departure times and dates.
Availability of jet cards is expected to vary by the base, although details have yet to be announced. Previously, Jet Linx sourced jet card flights both from its own fleet and other operators much like Wheels Up.
The new program may tie availability more closely to the Jet Linx fleet at each base, although that is unclear.
A page on its website shows one-time initiation fees at $25,000 for its Executive Jet Card and $50,000 for its Enterprise Jet Card. The latter targets corporate accounts, allowing two aircraft per day. In both cases, the joining fees are waived if you put funds into the account.
The Jet Linx program had been one of the top-selling programs among subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons.
Its private terminals service aircraft owners and jet card members, providing valet service, including detailing while you are away.
The lounge is stocked with preferred beverages of customers offered on a complimentary basis.
Officials at Jet Linx were unavailable for comment.
Jet Card providers plot restarting sales
On Thursday, NetJets said it hopes to restart jet card sales by the Spring.
Sentient Jet, which had also stopped accepting new customers, is thought to be selling to new customers who come to it via partner relationships, although joiners are not being allowed to fly until February.
The moves to restart sales come as demand for private jets continues at record levels.
Hourly jet card rates have also been rising. An analysis for over 675 jet card skews for providers offering guaranteed availability with fixed or capped rates were up 5.6% in the past 90 days.