VistaJet 2017 flight revenue jumped 22%

The private jet operator said U.S. flight hours jumped 39% last year driven by its flexible, global version of a jet card program

 

VistaJet reported 2017 flight revenue rose by 22% driven by the continued popularity of its subscription business model, VistaJet’s version of a jet card. The company also reported its EBITDA jumped by 28% driven by its “scalable infrastructure and technological advantage.” The company has posted year-over-year organic compounded revenue growth of over 18% between 2008 and 2017, it said. 

Airstream Jets sets upgrades and discounts up to $2,000

The Airstream Jets Distance Card program uses a mileage-based formula, instead of hours

 

Florida-based Airstream Jets is offering discounts and upgrades for buyers of its jet card program, but the offer is very short term, ending April 17, 2018. The Distance Card uses a mileage-based formula to calculate trip costs eschewing the standard hourly formula used by programs that offer fixed one-way pricing.  

EXCLUSIVE: Surf Air Europe Is Finally Expanding Its Europe Network

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Surf Air is announcing 10 new routes next week, including flights to Milan, Munich, Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva, Nice, Basel and Brussels

 

After nine months of seemingly being stuck in neutral, it turns out Surf Air Europe is going to significantly expand its flying there. In terms of keeping track of what’s happening, it has been a winding road for us. A few weeks ago we heard that Surf Air had laid off some of their sales, marketing and support team. Operations, which are contracted out to Flexjet Ltd., were apparently not impacted, however, it did cause us to take a step back and wonder what was going on. 

As Surf Air Struggles In Europe, What’s The Future For Private Jet Seat Sharing?

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Surf Air’s growth in Europe has been tepid so far, however, it and others continue to pursue a by the seat private aviation model against a backdrop of mixed results

 

Seat sharing, where travelers buy single seats on private aircraft, either via memberships or on individual flights, is considered a growth area for business aviation getting plenty of play in consumer media. The major benefit is saving time at airports by using private aviation facilities while paying prices at or near what the commercial airlines charge. For short hops, it can cut total travel time significantly. However, the model may be in trouble once again. Two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that upstart Surf Air Europe has recently pared back its marketing and sales team there. 

Former XOJET Sales Advisor Launches Concierge Jet Card

Privilegd LLC Concierge Services plans to combine concierge and travel agency services with private aviation into a single Jet Card

 

If you were thinking does the world really need another Jet Card seller, it doesn’t matter, you’re getting one. Former XOJET and Blue Star Jets sales executive Ben Parker is behind Privilegd LLC Concierge Services. Recently, Private Jet Card Comparisons caught up with the New York-based founder to find out what he’s doing and how his offering will be different from the more than 250 programs currently in the market.