NetJets sweeps all categories in Business Jet Traveler’s annual jet card and membership awards

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NetJets may be better known for fractional ownership; however, for the second straight year, it is the top-ranked jet card and membership provider in Business Jet Traveler’s 10th Annual Reader Survey awards

Last year, NetJets won five of six categories in Business Jet Traveler’s Annual Reader Survey awards. This year it went six for six.

Alliance Aviation Cyber Sale doubles CARES Act savings

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Alliance Aviation is adding an extra 7.5% discount to the FET CARES Act savings for jet cards from Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Alliance Aviation is doubling down on the CARES Act for a short-term jet card sales promotion.

Illegal private charter flight reports take a “dramatic uptick”

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Newcomers looking for deals and cash strapped private jet owners are causing a surge in illegal charter activity. However, FAA enforcement often misses the mark, industry experts say

Illegal charter can be deadly. Last year’s death of European soccer star Emiliano Sala came on an aircraft not authorized for commercial charters in Europe. It was flown by a pilot who wasn’t qualified. A 2018 Falcon 50 crash that killed both pilots in South Carolina found that maintenance records weren’t up to date. The pilots were not qualified to fly Part 135 charter flights.

FXAIR adds FET-free membership option

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Aviator + offers customers the ability to deposit unlimited funds that will be Federal Excise Tax-free until you fly through them

Add Directional Aviation’s FXAIR to the list of jet card and membership sellers that offer customers the ability to avoid the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for 2021 and beyond. Sister brands Flexjet and Sentient Jet earlier announced similar deals.

Jet Linx adds to its luxury travel partnerships

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Jet card and private jet management provider Jet Linx is bolstering its lifestyle partnerships with more luxury travel options

Today, Omaha-based Jet Linx Aviation added Boisset Collection and Epic Private Journeys as the newest partners to join its Elevated Lifestyle client benefits program.

WingX reports November headwinds for the private jet recovery

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In November, global private aviation is being hit by lockdowns in Europe and a post-election dip in the United States

Private aviation flights were off 20% year-over-year in the first half of November, according to business aviation tracker WingX. It’s a drop from the minus 15% activity level private flying had settled into since the summer.

Wheels Up eyes $1 billion sales mark for 2021

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Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter says he expects the private aviation provider to hit $1 billion in revenues in 2021 as he eyes future expansion into other luxury goods and services

After acquiring three of the nine largest Part 135 operators and tech platform Avianis, Wheels Up has seen flight activity rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels and is readying for the next chapter to take it beyond aviation, CEO and founder Kenny Dichter told attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 today.

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