Jet Edge acquires Jet Select marking more consolidation

JetEdge Jet Edge private jet charter

Jet Edge’s deal for JetSelect brings an 85 strong fleet mainly focused on large-cabin and super-midsize private jets

The merger may mean better terms for large cabin and super-midsize jet card offerings

The old year ended with Delta Air Lines announcing it was merging Delta Private Jets into Wheels Up. When the deal closes, it becomes Wheels Up’s largest shareholder creating a fleet of over 180 aircraft, mainly King Air, light and midsize aircraft.

The new year begins with Jet Edge International, a major player in large-cabin private jets, acquiring JetSelect Aviation. The deal creates a fleet of 85 aircraft.

Last February, Jet Edge announced it had raised $60 million to fund expansion and acquisitions.

Jets.com offers December discounts on jet cards

Jets.com

Hourly rates start at $5,188 for a light jet and range up to $10,588 for a large cabin aircraft

December generally means jet card deals, and Jets.com is continuing that approach.

Through the end of the year, Jets.com has reduced both prices and the number of hours customers need to buy.

Magellan offers the gift of private jet flights for the holidays

The jet card broker is making it a December to remember with its private jet gift box

Boston-based jet card and private jet charter broker Magellan Jets, which has in the past promoted jet cards for college tours, this holiday is suggesting giving private jet travel as the perfect stocking stuffer.

Unlike the iconic “December to Remember” marketing campaign (below) from Lexus, the give of private jet flying will fit in your living room but take you to 40,000 feet. 

How safe is your private jet company?

Private jet safety

Magellan Jets has issued a white paper on what you should know about private aviation safety

Boston-based jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets has added to its library of educational white papers for private jet fliers with a white paper titled, “How Safe Is Your Private Aviation Company?”

Magellan’s report notes when it comes to providing safe private jet flights, “You can bet that every operator out there will make this same claim. But are they all the same? How can you ensure that a private aviation operator is walking the walk when it comes to safety?”

For Flexjet, Hurricane Dorian continues

The long-running hurricane hit close to the heart as Flexjet helped owners evacuate their extended family from the Bahamas, and now helps with the recovery effort

Executing an operations plan before, during and after a hurricane is not out of the ordinary for most major fleet operators, and Flexjet, the second-largest seller of fractional shares is no exception. However, this time was a bit different, its chief operating officer Megan Wolf tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

One of the nice things about having access to a private jet is being able to get to places that take more time if you are flying commercially, and so it was that a number Flexjet’s owners had homes in areas of the Bahamas that were hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian.

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