Starflight Aviation suspends jet card sales indefinitely

By Doug Gollan, January 5, 2022

As major players restart sales, boutique broker Starflight Aviation has stopped jet card sales in both the U.S. and Europe

U.K.-based charter broker Starflight Aviation is withdrawing from the jet card market. The move impacts both its U.S. and European jet card offerings.

The move comes as three prominent players are moving to restart jet card sales. NetJets, via an email, announced it “hopes” to be selling cards again by Spring.

Jet Linx Aviation formally began taking new customers on a limited basis, while Sentient Jet has been in discussions with new customers who come to it via partners.

“We may review for 2023, but nothing for this year. We will concentrate purely on ad-hoc charter,” Starflight Director of US Operations Adam Lippett tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Starflight never emphasized its card, which started at 20 hours and did not have any blackout dates. It also offered 24 hours’ call-out.

An executive had previously said the card was offered to clients who would only accept a fixed-rate product and wasn’t actively promoted.

Despite or because of Covid-19’s Omicron variant, demand for private jet travel shows no signs of letting up.

Argus TraqPak yesterday said December flights in North America were 43% higher than the previous year setting an all-time record for the month. It expects January numbers to show a 38% increase over 2021.

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