Charter Broker Victor Attracts $18 Million In New Investment; Forms Alyssum Group To Foster General Aviation Acquisitions

On-demand private jet charter broker Victor has raised $18 million from BBA Aviation, BP Ventures and existing shareholders

 

Following Victor’s BP Ventures-led Series B investment round of $20 million in September the company is back raising more money, including the creation of a new corporate umbrella that will be known as Alyssum Group Ltd. Victor said it will now which pursue an “acquisitive strategy within general aviation sector,” according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. It said this new money signals closure of the Series B process as Alyssum Group gears up for planned Series C investment round in mid-2018. Victor Founder & CEO Clive Jackson appointed Group Chief Executive of Alyssum Group. 

How Davos, Super Bowl, NBA and NHL All-Star Games Impact Your Private Jet Trip

Big events like the Academy Awards, Super Bowl, All-Star Games and holidays take the newest and nicest private jets out of the On-Demand Charter inventory

 

A string of high profile events beginning this week with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, Super Bowl LII on February 4, then New York Fashion Week (Feb. 8 to 18), the Winter Olympics in South Korea from Feb 9 to 25, Paris Fashion Week, starting Feb. 27, and the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 are putting extra demand on private jet inventory. In addition, there is Valentine’s Day, the Miami Boat Show, the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 18 in Los Angeles and the upcoming NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa. And don’t forget Spring Training for Major League Baseball starts in Florida and Arizona on Feb. 23. Oh, and of course, lots of folks escaping the cold to beach destinations or looking for some powder on the ski slopes.

November Was Another Strong Growth Month For European Business Aviation

November was another growth month for business aviation in Europe, with 61,837 flight departures, up 6.1% YOY, taking the YTD growth trend to 4.2%. Activity in November 2017 was still 10.5% behind the pre-crisis peak back in November-2007, reports WINGX. 

PrivateFly Acquires U.S. Private Jet Broker Bird Dog Jet

The move comes as Wheels Up, VistaJet, JetSmarter, JetSuite and Victor have all announced new funding to power expansion

 

U.S.-based Bird Dog Jet has been acquired by U.K. PrivateFly, according to an email from the latter. “I wanted to share some exciting news with you about our continued expansion. 2017 has been a record-breaking year for us, showing another plus 50% growth rate. We’ve been busy arranging more flights, for more customers, than ever before. And I’m now delighted to be able to announce PrivateFly’s takeover of Bird Dog Jet, a US charter broker. They will join our existing US team based in Fort Lauderdale, to enable us to fly more clients within North America, the Caribbean and further afield,” wrote Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly in an email to customers.

Victor Launches Cyber Monday Private Jet Charter Sale

The jet charter broker is offering special holiday sale charter prices this week starting at $3,990

 

On-demand charter broker Victor is offering a Cyber Monday Sale, released on Travel Tuesday and valid until Friday, December 1, 2017. “Private Flight Deals for Victor’s Cyber Week” expire at midnight Friday. According to an email, the promotion is valid on trips occurring between December 4, 2017 and March 30, 2018. 

How Much Does It Cost To Charter A Private Jet?

With the holidays coming, Private Jet Card Comparisons checked out the lowest charter prices to Miami, Aspen, Maui and Jackson Hole

 

Jet card or on-demand charter? Many private aviation travelers have multiple solutions, and while jet cards offer convenience and you are assured by the safety standards of the jet card program you buy into, the siren song of lower prices from charter brokers calls at least some of us. With the holidays coming up, we took a quick look at online charter broker Stratajet to see the best prices they could come up with.

Tips For Chartering A Private Jet During The Holidays

The best way to get the best price and experience is to start planning now

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays are fast approaching, and what it means is that for peak days fractional owners and private jet card members will be on the move. If you are thinking about chartering a private jet, a large portion of the fleet will be active, being used by program members. Jet card and charter seller Magellan Jets has published some helpful tips we are passing along.