FAA clears Jem Air Holdings of illegal charter allegations

Illegal charter

After proposing a $220,000 fine against the Part 135 charter operator in April, the Federal Aviation Administration has said its actions are “no longer warranted”

The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Raleigh, North Carolina-based Jem Air Holdings, LLC. The update comes just weeks after alleging it operated multiple illegal charters.

FlyExclusive adds Europe, Hawaii, and Alaska

Fly Exclusive Gulfstream GIV-SP

After launching a Jet Card program in April, the company is now adding a long-haul Gulfstream GIV-SP on-demand charter option

Plans call for a large-cabin, fixed-rate Jet Card program by year’s end

LGM Enterprises, the parent company of flyExclusive, said it has launched flyExclusive International. The move adds on-demand, long-range global service to its growing portfolio private jet charter and jet card options.

Flyers can now travel to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and other points. Customers will have access to Gulfstream GIV-SP aircraft with seating capacity for up to 16 passengers.

Tradewind Aviation launches private shuttles

Tradewind Aviation

The Pilatus PC-12 operator is launching private shuttle flights within 200 miles of Teterboro and Westchester County Airports outside New York City

Tradewind Aviation, which already offers a Pilatus PC-12 based jet card program and scheduled shuttle flights, is now adding an option for private shuttle flights.

The move is the latest response from private aviation providers in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Research shows exposure the virus is more than 30 times lower when flying privately as opposed to using the airlines.

Memorial Day weekend fractional and charter private jet flights surged to 58% of 2019 levels

While airline passenger counts stayed at just 12% of last year’s holiday weekend, the private jet travel rebound continued

From the Wednesday prior to Memorial Day through Tuesday, the number of passengers who passed through TSA checkpoints hovered at just 12% of 2019 levels.

During the same period, fractional and charter operator flights surged to 58% of 2019 levels, continuing an upward trek. The data from Argus affirmed the rebound for private jet operators, which just last month had seen flying drop to just 20% of last year’s level as the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders ground travel to a virtual halt.

May private jet flight requests at Air Partner jump 210% year-over-year

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Jet card and on-demand private jet broker Air Partner says inquiries are for travel through August

A day after Sentient Jet reported quote requests had increased 241% from March lows, private jet charter broker Air Partner says it too is seeing a tidal wave of interest.

The publicly traded seller of jet cards and on-demand charter said in a press release issued this morning that year-over-year inquiries were up 210%.

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