Surf Air pulls the plug on Europe; plans to focus on U.S. operation

The Netflix style all-you-can-fly by-the-seat private flight membership seller had launched flights in Europe last year

 

Surf Air last week has retreated from Europe. It comes less than 18 months after it launched flights with a single Embraer Phenom 300 and the promise of additional aircraft, including the Pilatus PC-12. As part of the launch, Surf Air had recruited the former chairman of the British Airways – American Airlines transatlantic alliance Simon Talling-Smith and had enlisted Flairjet, the U.K. operator owned by Directional Aviation to operate its Phenom.

A JetSmarter customer who purchased a $97,500 Sophisticated Membership days before the devaluation is suing for at least $3.4 million

JetSmarter XOJET Vista Global Vistajet

Sharing economy private jet by the seat provider JetSmarter has been hit with its sixth lawsuit since in August

 

The Fort Lauderdale-based company, which sells private jet flights on a by-the-seat basis, was hit yesterday with another lawsuit, this time by a member who was sold a $97,500 upgrade to a Sophisticated Membership just days before the company announced it was opening flights to non-members.

Updated: JetSmarter flight diverted after threats from a passenger

Multiple reports say a JetSmarter scheduled private jet flight on Wednesday from Las Vegas to New York was forced to land in North Platte, Nebraska after a passenger went on a rant

 

(Updated Sept. 8 at 5:30pm) – A series of disturbing tweets from the alleged suspect are published in full at the end of this article.

According to JetSmarter’s website, the promise is “Network with like-minded individuals, dine on catering and sip champagne while you sit back (all the way back) and enjoy the flight.” That’s not how it went last Wednesday on a flight from Las Vegas to New York aboard a 12-seat private jet operating as a shared charter flight for JetSmarter.

JetClass launches Bern flights after SkyWork bankruptcy

JetClass is carving a niche in semiprivate private jet flights in Europe

 

Following last week’s bankruptcy of Swiss airline SkyWork, JetClass announced it is starting by-the-seat private jet flights from Bern, Switzerland. JetClass said it has put in place a new on-demand service, accessible through www.jetclass.com/bern, that utilizes the company’s AI-powered software to match passengers with the next available scheduled shared private jet flight. 

JetSuite’s Stephanie Chung is the first African American female president of a major bizav company

JetSuite Stephanie Chung

As JetSuite gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019, it continues a year of big announcements with the appointment of Chung as its president

 

JetSuite, Inc., a leading operator of private jets and marketer of jet cards has appointed Stephanie Chung as President, effective immediately. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, she is an aviation veteran with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and business aviation. In her new position, Chung will oversee all aspects of the company including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services for the brand. This appointment makes Chung the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company.

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