Private Jet Industry Breaking News and Analysis

Private Jet Services’ 10-hour summer jet card offers the lowest light and super-midsize rates

PJS Group

According to Private Jet Card Comparisons’ Quick Compare Flight Pricing, the deal gives you the lowest hourly rates in light and super-midsize private jet categories of any national program

Jet card broker Private Jet Services, which made its mark with corporate shuttles, sports team, live entertainment, and political campaign charters, is offering a free hour with the purchase of a 10-hour jet card.

The offer requires purchase by July 4th and travel needs to be completed by Oct. 14, 2019, Columbus Day. The terms of the 10+1 card are the same as other PJS jet cards, according to the company.

Business aviation flights continue to fall in Europe

European business jet activity 2019

Year-to-date business aviation activity is down by 1.7% after a 3% drop in May, according to WINGX

Private aviation analyst WINGX is reporting the headwinds are remaining strong in Europe with 77,189 business aviation departures in May, a second successive year-over-year (YOY) monthly decline of 3%. Year to date, European business aviation activity is now down by 1.7% with 5,500 fewer flights than in 2018. The trend over the past 12 months is flat, the company said.

“A second consecutive drop of 3% in YOY business aviation activity confirms an increasing slowdown in the European market in 2019, reflecting the somewhat downbeat sentiment at EBACE,” said Richard Koe, managing director of WINGX.

XOJET on safety, privacy, and how you can avoid bad weather flying

XOJET

Private Jet Card Comparisons recently talked with XOJET Aviation’s director of safety, Dan Ramirez

XOJET Aviation is a Wyvern Wingman, Argus Platinum, IS-BAO Stage 3 operator with a fleet of 43 Citation Xs and Challenger 300s. It has one of the largest owned fleets in the U.S.

While flying privately remains safe, illegal charters, including an accident that killed a European soccer star, and new entrants, with convoluted offerings, have clouded the horizon.

Recently we talked to Dan Ramirez, director of aviation for XOJET Aviation to talk about its approach, and for tips on both safety and privacy.

Vista Global closes acquisition of JetSmarter

JetSmarter

The Dubai-based owner of VistaJet and XOJET says it has closed on its acquisition of JetSmarter

Less than two months after announcing plans to buy JetSmarter, a spokesperson for Vista Global confirmed to Private Jet Card Comparisons that the deal has closed.

Aeromexico launches private jet card

Aeromexico Private Jet

Aeromexico Private Jets will work with Delta Private Jets to provide seamless services for customers traveling in the U.S.

Aeromexico Group has partnered with Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, an IS-BAO, Wyvern Wingman and Argus Gold charter operator to launch Aeromexico Private Jets, an offering that will include a jet card product.

In the translation of a press release, Aeromexico said, “We are proud to present Aeroméxico Private Jets, a new private aviation service in conjunction with Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, which combines the best of both worlds: the experience and premium service of the Mexican flag carrier with the flexibility of Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, a leading aviation company private for more than 50 years.”