Private jet charter brokers unconcerned by operators going direct-to-consumer

CJI Americas 2020

Three charter brokers will tell attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 this week they are not concerned by the increase in operators launching jet memberships

The bosses at Air Partner, B2 Aviation, and Magellan Jets will tell attendees at the Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 conference that brokers do it better during the virtual event starting tomorrow.

Let’s make a deal. The private jet M&A market is hot, but not without risks

Private aviation M&A

Vista Global’s deal yesterday with Red Wing that brings it 15 light jets to XOJET is the latest and doesn’t look to be the last

In just over 3 years, we’ve tracked over 50 deals, fundraises, launches, and bankruptcies

The COVID-19 crisis may be bringing the already simmering mergers and acquisitions market for private jet operators and brokers back to a boil.

Air Partner targets new and NetJets flyers with expanding jet cards

Air Partner Hybrid Card

The diversified aviation services provider is targeting newcomers and NetJets leavers with new jet card offerings in Europe

Air Partner, which offers jet cards both in the U.S. and Europe, has launched two new private jet membership programs in Europe. One is targeted at new to private aviation flyers. The other, which debuted earlier this year, is designed to counter private jet leader NetJets.

Air Partner launches 5-hour jet card in Europe

Air Partner

The diversified aviation services company and jet card broker is lowering the entry point to its fixed-rate, guaranteed availability offering with JetCard 5

Air Partner’s new JetCard 5 reinforces two key trends we keep seeing. More COVID-19 driven interest in private jet travel and jet cards becoming more and more accessible.

Air Partner reports record profit in first-half financial results

Air Partner finances 2020

Group charters and freight helped U.K.-based broker and aviation services company Air Partner boost pre-tax earnings by 250% in the first six months of its financial year

– Jet Card sales increase by 50%; U.S. private jet charter outlook positive

U.K.-based Air Partner has ridden a COVID-19 boom in group charters and freight to record profits for the first half of its financial year, according to unaudited results released ahead of the trading day this morning in London.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

PrivateFly launches Directional Aviation into Europe’s jet card market

PrivateFly Jet Card

A week after the parent of Flexjet and Sentient Jet debuted a new U.S. on-demand charter brand, PrivateFly is bringing the company’s first fixed-rate, guaranteed availability private jet membership to Europe

Buoyed by requests from ad hoc charter customers and newcomers to private aviation, PrivateFly is launching a fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card.

For parent Directional Aviation, it now joins NetJets, Vista Global’s VistaJet and XO, Air Partner, and Air Charter Service with fixed-rate card programs on both sides of the Atlantic.

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