Now a minority stakeholder in JetSuite, Inc., Qatar Airways investment is expected to drive growth at both JetSuiteX and JetSuite. Separately, Qatar said its private jet division will open offices in Shanghai and Moscow.
During the Farnborough International Airshow this week Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, and JetSuite Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Wilcox, reaffirmed their commitment today to expanding JetSuite and JetSuiteX, in a press conference. In April, Qatar Airways took a minority stake in JetSuite and its JetSuiteX to enable faster expansion of the JetSuite fleet and “its ability to reach new destinations, including the potential to bring the semi-private model to additional U.S. regions.”
The company was founded by former RAF and private jet pilot Adam Twidell and his wife Carol Cork, a former executive with Conde Nast
With total funding of just £2 million and revenues today of over $30 million, PrivateFly snagged the number two spot on Crunchbase’s list of “50 Successful Companies with Minimal Funding.” PrivateFly sells jet cards and on-demand charter and has been expanding its U.S. presence with its takeover last year of Bird Dog Jet.
Before you buy a jet card, compare over 150 of the private jets you will be flying on
Jet cards eliminate the hassles and time it takes to plan on-demand charter flights, and even more, they provide service guarantees and the opportunity to lock in fixed rates and eliminate ferry fees. Still, figuring out which aircraft fit your flying needs can be tricky.
The Florida-based boutique charter and jet card broker has launched its first smartphone app
Designed for its clients as a way to facilitate even more convenient service, the ExpertJet Mobile App compliments the company’s 24/7 services by providing comprehensive travel itineraries, driving directions, and weather updates. Clients can use the app to plan trips, and specify any special requests in just a few clicks. Your request goes to your ExpertJet charter advisor immediately so he or she can provide the best options tailored to your needs.
Until July 25, you can buy seats on JetSmarter’s shared private jet flights for the same rates as members
JetSmarter, which recently changed its pricing strategy, is offering a short-term promotion it is terming “Christmas in July.” Under the offer, non-members can books seats on its scheduled private jet shuttles for the same rates as members. A quick search of flights between New York and Florida found one-way rates ranging from $1,250 to $2,500.