Fractional operator PlaneSense to launch jet card

As it expands its PC-24 nationally, PlaneSense plans to add a jet card program targeting fractional prospects later this month.

By Doug Gollan, June 4, 2024

Pilatus PC-24 and PC-12 operator PlaneSense is launching a jet card later this month.

Speaking to Private Jet Card Comparisons, CEO George Antoniadis says the jet card does not portend a vast expansion into the membership segment.

Instead, he says the new jet card targets potential customers for its fractional ownership program.

The 20-hour jet card will enable prospects to experience the operator and its fleet. It will be sold on a one-time basis.

Before the 2021/22 surge in demand, PlaneSense did have a jet card for prospects.

However, salespeople only offered it as a tool to engage potential customers who were not ready to commit to fractional ownership.

PlaneSense’s standard fractional contract runs seven years.

Full details of the jet card are not yet available.

PlaneSense goes West

However, PlaneSense expanded its PC-24 jet program nationally this month to match its PC-12 turboprop offering.

It recently completed the expansion of its Boulder City, Nevada maintenance facility, which spans 36,000 square feet.

Deliveries between now and the end of the year are expected to grow the PlaneSense fleet to approximately 65 Swiss-made private aircraft, “depending on how many older aircraft we cycle out.”

Cobalt Air

With demand down from its 2021-22 peak, there is also wide availability for its Cobalt Air website.

Cobalt Air is its wholesale and retail channel.

It enables flyers to charter from the sixth-largest U.S. operator on a one-off basis.

Unlike its fractional primary service area, Cobalt flights are limited to the Eastern U.S.

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