Private Jet Industry Breaking News and Analysis

Surf Air pulls the plug on Europe; plans to focus on U.S. operation

The Netflix style all-you-can-fly by-the-seat private flight membership seller had launched flights in Europe last year

 

Surf Air last week has retreated from Europe. It comes less than 18 months after it launched flights with a single Embraer Phenom 300 and the promise of additional aircraft, including the Pilatus PC-12. As part of the launch, Surf Air had recruited the former chairman of the British Airways – American Airlines transatlantic alliance Simon Talling-Smith and had enlisted Flairjet, the U.K. operator owned by Directional Aviation to operate its Phenom.

PrivateFly launches guaranteed fixed price London – Geneva private jet charter flights for ski season

The fixed rate jet card program is the first from the on-demand charter broker and can cut travel time to the slopes by half, adding two extra days of skiing

 

For a guaranteed fixed price of €6000, groups can fly between London and Geneva in a six-seat Nextant 400XTi, any date or time they choose. Travelers will benefit be able to cut their travel time to the slopes by more than half compared to flying commercially. The fixed rate program runs December 1, 2018, through the end of February targeting the popular winter route for both business and leisure travelers. PrivateFly says it hopes by offering the fixed rate, it will draw first-time private fliers.

What goes into the price of a jet card?

Figuring out the hourly cost of a jet card isn’t as straightforward as you might think

 

If you are looking to buy a jet card, chances are you start by comparing price, usually hourly rate. However, all hourly rates are not created equal. If you are shopping for a U.S. program, some jet card providers include the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax in the rates on their website and promotional literature while others don’t. It’s just one example of why it makes sense to make a detailed comparison.

Air Charter Service wins Asian Business Aviation Association award

Air Charter Service has been awarded Best Charter Broker at the annual Icons of Aviation gala awards ceremony organized by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong. ACS’s Director of Private Jets Asia, James Royds-Jones, collected the award on behalf of the company. He said, “Thank you to all our suppliers and industry peers for taking the time to vote for us as Asia’s best aircraft charter broker. This year we celebrate 10 years in Asia, and this award is a nice birthday present! It is a tremendous credit to our team for their hard work this year. Once again, thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

Magellan Jets and PrivateFly set Cyber Monday on-demand charter discounts

Delta Private Jets holds its one-day-only $5,000 sale for its Sky Access empty leg program today while Wholesale Jet Club and Jettly wind down their weekend promotions

PrivateFly and Magellan Jets are both offering deals if you book an on-demand charter today on Cyber Monday. In the case of PrivateFly, you can get $750 off your next private jet charter flight. You need to book by 11:59pm tonight and take-off before April 30th, 2019. Book online or call (866) 726-1222. A minimum spends of $7,500 (or equivalent currency) applies. The Offer can only be used once per booking and is not applicable on helicopter flights or additional services, such as car transfers.