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. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons Featured In Aviation International News

Leading B2B business aviation trade publication Aviation International News has featured Private Jet Card Comparisons in its annual “Charter Market Report 2017.” The publication dedicated an entire sidebar to the new website which serves as a buyer’s guide to jet card membership programs, comparing over 100 programs by 65 variables.

 

“It is an honor to see Private Jet Card Comparisons included in such an influential magazine and website,” said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor. “For a site that is less than six months old to be getting this amazing coverage really reflects that we are filling a need in the market,” he added.

 

The article was titled, “Drawing The Winning Jet Card.” Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers can access easy-to-use spreadsheets that makes comparing easy. Instead of spending hours of time researching programs, requesting information and then trying to sort through it all, the website enables users to figure out which programs best fit their needs. Comparisons include everything from hourly rates to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards, the lead time for reservations and cancellations, WiFi availability, number of peak days, extra fees such as CPI escalators, fuel surcharges and de-icing. Read the full story here…

How Many Hours A Year Do Private Jets Fly?

XOJET and JetSuite have the busiest fleets of any private jet membership programs

 

The Top 20 Part 135 charter operators by blight hours averaged 448 hours of flying per aircraft compared to the 3,000 to 4,000 hours per year commercial airliners fly, based on the 2016 hours flown and fleet size as reported by ARGUS.