NetJets sets $25,000 jet card upgrade offer

NetJets Citation Latitude

The move celebrates its 100th Citation Latitude entering its U.S. fleet later this month

NetJets is celebrating its 100th Cessna Citation Latitude’s entry into the U.S. fleet later in December by offering complimentary upgrades.

The roundtrip upgrade to the Latitude comes with the purchase of any 25-hour Embraer Phenom 300 or Citation Excel jet card before the year-end. 

U.K. private jet company backed by Chris Phillips and Hari Ravichandran is headed to administration

Xclusive Jets Chris Phillips

Private jet charter operator XJC Jets heads for a hard landing

– In 2016 Chris Phillips was listed one of Britain’s 24 richest people under age 30

– Hari Ravichandran was at onetime named by Forbes as Number 19 on its list of America’s Most Powerful CEOs 40 and under

Jet card and other claims and losses being analyzed

(Updated Dec. 5, at 9:31 pm) Chris Phillips, who in 2016, was named to a list of the 24 richest people in Britain under the age of 30, is seeing his XJC Jets business grounded, Private Jet Card Comparisons has learned exclusively.

He joins Hari Ravichandran, anointed one of America’s Most Powerful CEOs 40 and under by Forbes, on what appears to be an unsuccessful flight.

Court filings indicate both own more than 25%, but not more than 50% of the private jet charter company.

Documents had previously shown a company where Phillips is CEO, Just Develop It, as the controlling stockholder.

Jets.com offers December discounts on jet cards

Jets.com

Hourly rates start at $5,188 for a light jet and range up to $10,588 for a large cabin aircraft

December generally means jet card deals, and Jets.com is continuing that approach.

Through the end of the year, Jets.com has reduced both prices and the number of hours customers need to buy.

Wheels Up unveils major program enhancements

Wheels Up

Wheels Up becomes the first major jet card provider to offer four guaranteed availability jet cabin categories and a turboprop program on a national basis

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, rumors were swirling. Wheels Up was expanding beyond its core King Air 350i and Citation Excel fleet with an off-fleet light jet program.

The new programs, effective January 2nd, will offer dynamic trip pricing with capped hourly rates and guaranteed availability nationwide. They will run across five cabin categories, from its King Air 350i fleet to light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jets.

flyExclusive to launch private jet membership club

FlyExclusive Jim Segrave

The seventh-largest U.S. charter operator apparently has big plans in the private jet program space

Kinston, North Carolina-based private jet charter operator flyExclusive is launching its first membership program.

According to a press release provided to Private Jet Card Comparisons, the new program is called Jet Club, and is part of the company’s growth plans.

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