The charter and dynamic-pricing jet card provider updated its most popular destinations, pricing, aircraft types and other metrics
PrivateFly, which in September was acquired by Directional Aviation (owner of Flexjet, Sentient, Skyjet and Nextant Aviation among others), has published its latest quarterly review of trends in the on-demand charter market, at least based on its customers. Among the highlights – which covered July through September, travel to the Adirondacks made its most popular destinations for the first time while the Cessna Citation Mustang emerged as the favorite aircraft. Adam Twidell, the CEO said clients chose to book ahead of time to secure their summer travel plans with 25% of flights booked at least 30 days before departure. August 4th was the single busiest day for flights, with Fridays busy all quarter.
The only independent guide covering over 45 providers and more than 250 jet card programs, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell or market subscriber contact information
Private Jet Card Comparisons has added five new jet card providers to its comparisons which compare over 250 programs by more than 65 variables from pricing to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards. Barron’s has described the website as the Kelley Blue Book for consumers who want to know before they buy. The new providers are DashJet, GrandView Aviation, Jet Logic, LunaJets, and Outlier Jets. Each company has completed the comprehensive spreadsheet detailing policies and pricing of their programs, available to paid subscribers.
XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access program members receive VIP tasting experiences with the company’s newest lifestyle partner
XOJET has been bulking up its lifestyle partnerships over the past 18 months, and its newest, with Fairchild Napa Valley, gives its top-tier jet card members – Preferred and Elite Access level – the ability to acquire the maker’s wines, but enjoy visits and other experiences not offered to the general public.
Iowa-based DashJet represents the continued growth in jet card offerings, including some innovative twists
Iowa-based DashJet earlier this year quietly launched a jet card program. It shares common ownership with Exec 1 Aviation, so it represents the continued interest in operators to get into the jet card game. And despite its Midwestern base, the company is selling a national program. Its take is to strip out some of those annoying surcharges like taxi time and price others such as fees to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean at cost.
With the purchase of a 50-hour membership on a super-mid or heavy aircraft by the end of the year, new members will have their choice of hospitality at the Super Bowl, Masters or Kentucky Derby
In an effort to expand its experiential offerings, jet card broker Magellan Jets is offering new members their choice of any of hospitality packages to three of the biggest sporting events in 2019 to be included as a gift. Recently it added a partnership with St. Barth properties and Worth Avenue Yachts. Now, with the purchase of a 50-hour membership on a super-midsize or heavy aircraft, members can choose one three VIP sporting events packages. All packages are for two guests and subject to availability at the time of booking. Additional tickets are available upon request.