Private jet charter prices are 30% lower than average on-demand prices, the company says
Private aviation charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Sentient Jet, Flexjet, and Nextant Aerospace), has announced a new and extended list of discounted, fixed-price charter routes for the autumn and winter season.
Last Fall, it launched the fixed price concept between London and Geneva before expanding it for the summer season. City Pair flights accounted for over 20% of its European flights during the period. It also launched $29,000 one-way pricing between New York and San Francisco or Los Angeles, which also continues.
According to PrivateFly, its City Pairs exclusives are 30%
lower than average on-demand prices on the same or an equivalent aircraft.
A year after its acquisition by Directional Aviation’s OneSky placing it alongside Flexjet and Sentient Jet, PrivateFly is gearing up for more growth after a merger with Skyjet and launching its City Pairs product
Last September Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation snapped up tech-driven U.K.-based private jet charter broker PrivateFly as it prepared for more expansion in Europe.
In the year since, Directional folded its own broker Skyjet into PrivateFly, launched fixed-rate pricing between key European cities, expanded it to select U.S. routes, and signaled its intention to grow here with the appointment of former NetJets and XOJET executive Gregg Slow as president of North America.
Private Jet Card Comparisons recently caught up with PrivateFly co-founder and CEO Adam Twidell during Revolution.aero in San Francisco where he talked about the deal, the year since, what’s ahead, and synergies with Directional’s OneSky siblings Flexjet and Sentient Jet. Below is a condensed and edited version of the interview.
Adam Twidell, CEO of the on-demand, tech-led charter company, and jet card seller shared what he believes you will be reading about in 2019
After a busy year in which PrivateFly was acquired by the Directional Aviation family of companies (Sentient Jet, Flexjet, Skyjet, Nextant Aerospace), its CEO Adam Twidell offered his crystal ball on the issues private jet travelers and the industry will see in 2019. Below are his comments:
The fixed rate jet card program is the first from the on-demand charter broker and can cut travel time to the slopes by half, adding two extra days of skiing
For a guaranteed fixed price of €6000, groups can fly between London and Geneva in a six-seat Nextant 400XTi, any date or time they choose. Travelers will benefit be able to cut their travel time to the slopes by more than half compared to flying commercially. The fixed rate program runs December 1, 2018, through the end of February targeting the popular winter route for both business and leisure travelers. PrivateFly says it hopes by offering the fixed rate, it will draw first-time private fliers.
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.