NetJets/Marquis Jet: Columbus-based NetJets, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, was founded in 1986. Owner and private aviation pioneer Richard Santulli created the concept of fractional ownership just prior to NetJet’s formal founding, and the company’s offerings now include private travel solutions from fractional ownership to leasing to the Marquis Jet Card.

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By Pat Gallagher, President, NetJets

NetJets Inc. is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. Established in 1964 as the world’s first private jet charter and management company, NetJets has been on the forefront of consumer trends and innovation since its inception.

In 1986, the company pioneered the sharing economy with the concept of fractional aircraft ownership—inspiring future businesses like Uber. Today, NetJets is positioned for continued growth, offering a full range of private aviation solutions that serve the needs of high net worth individuals and businesses. Those services include: fractional share ownership, leasing, and jet cards through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management, and Marquis Jet Card service brands in North America and Europe.

Influenced by the wisdom of Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets doesn’t view innovation as a single, massive initiative. Instead, the company seeks intentional, incremental innovation designed for long-term growth, and not short-term wins. That’s how NetJets has been able to scale from one aircraft to more than 700 in its fleet without its Owners sacrificing nimble service. While other private airlines have come and gone, this approach has allowed NetJets to remain the preeminent private aviation solution for more than 50 years.

But NetJets isn’t a solution for all travelers. While other companies seek to democratize private aviation, NetJets is in a category all its own. With an unyielding focus on safety and service, NetJets charges a premium worthy of the investment. The company can scale its business without sacrificing operational excellence, and it has an exemplary safety record—not by chance, but by design. Recommended by Fortune 500 CEOs, A-list celebrities, and world-class athletes, NetJets’ service meets and exceeds the incredible needs and high standards of the world’s most notable travelers—all of whom depend on NetJets to make the impossible, possible.

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NetJets Executive Overview

When was NetJets founded?

Who owns NetJets?
Berkshire Hathaway

Who is the CEO of NetJets?
Adam Johnson

How are NetJets aircraft sourced?
Its fractional ownership fleet

What are NetJets’ initiation and membership fees?
There are no initiation and membership fees for NetJets and Marquis Jet jet card programs.

What is NetJets’ entry-level program?
Jet cards start at 25 hours with the entry-level an Embraer Phenom 300 NetJets Elite Card at $169,000 under its Elite Card. It also offers the Citation Excel/XLS, Sovereign, Latitude, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, and Gulfstream GIVSP.

Does NetJets provide guaranteed availability?
Yes, with exceptions

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

What is the company website?

Where is NetJets’s headquarters?
Columbus, OH

NetJets News

NetJets cuts the price of short flights for jet card and fractional customers

VistaJet’s Flohr shades NetJets in letter to customers

NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, VistaJet capture awards from Departures magazine

NetJets testing all flight crews for Covid-19

NetJets adds Citation Latitude, Challenger 350 and 650 to jet card lineup

NetJets restructures jet card offerings

NetJets updates Covid-19 Coronavirus impact on operations

NetJets, Flexjet power fractional operator flight growth

NetJets expands Vintner Circle Program

NetJets highlights the fragmented nature of the private aviation industry

NetJets takes delivery of nearly 70 private jets in 1999

NetJets partners with Northrop & Johnson for Super Bowl LIV experience

NetJets sweeps BJT 2019 Reader’s Survey

NetJets launches security service for customers

NetJets sets $25,000 upgrade offer

NetJets is expanding in the Middle East

NetJets honored by Corporate Angel Network

NetJets signs partnership with Northrop & Johnson

NetJets adds Phenom 300, Citation Sovereign jet cards

NetJets, Flexjet, and Vistajet:  Comparing the branded large cabin offerings

NetJets by the numbers

Is NetJets worth the price?

NetJets, Flexjet top fractional operators in 2018

NetJets, pilots agree to extension

NetJets sets up private terminal for Super Bowl LII

NetJets sets new equestrian partnerships

NetJets partners with Formula One champions AMG Petronas Motorsports

NetJets, Four Seasons announce exclusive custom vacation programs

NetJets extends its hometown partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets

NetJets, PGA golf tour extend partnership through 2022

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet see spike in solar eclipse flight activity

NetJets to host NetJets Cup Pro Am golf event

NetJets launches NetJet Elite jet card

NetJets shows how much time you can save flying privately

Going behind the scenes at NetJets

NetJets pre-tax earnings jump 19%

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