FXAIR adds FET-free membership option

FXAIR

Aviator + offers customers the ability to deposit unlimited funds that will be Federal Excise Tax-free until you fly through them

Add Directional Aviation’s FXAIR to the list of jet card and membership sellers that offer customers the ability to avoid the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for 2021 and beyond. Sister brands Flexjet and Sentient Jet earlier announced similar deals.

XO launches discounted luxury travel offers

XOJET luxury private jet vacations

XO (the former XOJET) has debuted five travel offers for its private jet flying clientele

If you are looking for places to go, XO Global LLC (known as XO) has negotiated special offers from five luxury resorts providing that you fly with the private jet company.

The initial partners include escapes to Mexico, the Caribbean and within North America.

XOJet Challenger 300 fleet getting VistaJet branding, interiors

XOJET new Challenger 300 interior

XOJET Aviation, which operates XO’s super-midsize private jet fleet, is upgrading interiors for 16 of its Bombardier Challenger 300s to VistaJet standards

If you think you are seeing more private jets in the silver bullet VistaJet livery here in the U.S., you are right. That’s because XOJET Aviation is repainting 16 XOJET branded Bombardier Challenger 300s to match its sister company. The aircraft are part of the fleet XO uses for its Elite Access fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card program.

Nicholas Air adds two new Phenom 300Es to its fleet

Nicholas Air Embraer Phenom 300E

The private jet operator is investing $21 million by acquiring two of the best-selling Embraer light jets

In the most recent sign that demand for private flights is bouncing back, Nicholas Air says it is adding two new from manufacturer Embraer Phenom 300Es to its fleet.

The company says the move is based on current and future demand. Flight hours for this month are already at 120% of 2019 levels with five days left to go.

Nicole Kidman and Eli Manning’s private jet? We go up in the air with Nicholas Air

Nicole Kidman's private jet Nicholas Air

Nicholas Air’s Southern charm and fleet of modern private jets have helped the Mississippi-based fractional and charter operator expand nationwide

Jet card and fractional share options range from the Pilatus PC-12 and Phenom 100 to the CJ3, Phenom 300, Latitude and Challenger 300

In an industry that is often in turmoil or controversy, since founding the company in 1997, Nicholas Correnti remains the CEO nearly a quarter-century later.

While companies in the sector seem to come and go, executives and customers say continuity, a personal approach, and a state-of-the-art fleet have helped Nicholas Air thrive in a competitive market.

Private jet flights drop 80% in April from COVID-19 Coronavirus impact

WingX private jet travel trends

Researcher WingX projects business aviation to remain at low levels through month’s end

Just over 26,000 business jet flights operated worldwide in the first two weeks of April 2020, 79% below the same period in 2019, according to WingX’s Global Market Tracker.

Jet Card programs make pricing and policy updates in response to COVID-19

compare jet cards 2020

Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the CARES Act waiving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax are impacting jet membership costs and terms

(Updated Nov. 20, 2020) To say the past month and a half has been a roller coaster for private aviation would be an understatement.

March started with high hopes. A spike in requests from first-timers who wanted to get to second homes or relocate family members kept activity close to normal.

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