Monumental Sports, the owner of the NBA Wizards, is partnering with the jet card membership seller
Jet Linx, the Omaha-based private jet management company and jet card marketer that operates in 14 different markets, has formed a sports partnership at its Washington D.C. base with the company that owns Capital One Arena, the NBA Washington Wizards, NHL Washington Capitals and WNBA Mystics. As part of the agreement, Jet Linx logos will be featured on courtside seatback covers and VIP hospitality access wristbands for Wizards games. Jet Linx will also have elevator door branding and digital branding on the F Street Entrance and Etihad Airways Lounge LED boards at Capital One Arena.
Blue Star Jets founder Ricky Sitomer is moving forward with his ambitious plans for new company Star Jets International
You can now pay for your jet card or private jet charter with Bitcoin, thanks to Star Jets International. In the early part of this decade Blue Star Jets and its principal Ricky Sitomer rose to prominence as a private jet brokerage by combining appearances in Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column, pictures pages of glossy lifestyle magazines and a name borrowed from the fictitious airline in the 1987 movie Wall Street about greed and ambition. After selling about two years ago, Sitomer, as previously reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, is again on the move in the on-demand charter and jet card membership segment.
Sentient’s first private jet card with guaranteed WiFi will feature select Super-Mid aircraft priced below its current Super-Mid products.
Sentient Jet is expected to announce tomorrow its first jet card featuring guaranteed WiFi. Private Jet Card Comparisons in August reported the company, which is part of Directional Aviation, was working on the launch of this new product. SJ25+ will be a limited-edition jet card providing guaranteed access to six popular aircraft in the Super-Mid jet category, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Aircraft will include the Challenger 300, Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, and Gulfstream 200.
The jet card broker has also enhanced its “build your own jet card feature” on its website
Promotionally minded Magellan Jets is rolling out a number of promotions valid now through December 31, 2017. The jet card broker also says it has enhanced its Bespoke Individual Membership feature on its website enabling users to “create” their own jet card. Magellan recently introduced a new corporate jet card program targeting businesses that need over 100 hours per year in charters. That initiative was first reported here by Private Jet Card Comparisons. All Magellan jet card products have guaranteed availability and rates.
The “all you can fly” private jet membership airline is trying to appeal to business travelers
Surf Air in Europe took flight at the beginning of the summer with leisure routes from Luton Airport outside London to Ibiza and Cannes. Then last month it launched Zurich, albeit two roundtrips per week. Now, the carrier says beginning November 13 it will increase its Luton-Zurich roundtrips to daily on the weekdays. The new schedule better supports Surf Air’s appeal to business travelers.
JetClass, JetSmarter, Surf Air and soon, possibly Wheels Up, are trying to bridge the gap between commercial airlines and full private jet charter in Europe
Another private jet like shuttle service says it is making inroads in European’s aviation market. JetClass, which is a “non-subscription” service has been offering travelers the opportunities to buy single seats on shared private jets for as little as EUR 290 since the beginning of the summer. JetClass comes from Wagas Ali and Vladislav Zenov who founded online private jet broker CharterScanner.
IS-BAO promotes “high quality operating practices” for private aviation. Below is the list of over 700 IS-BAO registered business aircraft operators updated October 2017
International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to perform gap analyses to facilitate the implementation of best practices and delivering a Safety Management System appropriate to the profile of the particular private aviation operator.