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…
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.
The cost of Light Jets is $5,500 per hour and $6,750 per hour for Mid-Size Jets in XOJET’s new Elite Access private jet membership program.
XOJET has posted on its website some details of its updated Preferred Access and Elite Access programs with the biggest changes around its Elite Access program which continues to require a $200,000 deposit. Private Jet Card Comparisons had previously reported the San Francisco-area based operator and broker was set to launch significant revisions to its programs.
Jet Cards And Charter Fulfill Different Private Aviation Needs
Private Jet Card Comparisons is not an advocacy site for jet cards. We are an independent buyer’s guide that compares over 100 jet card programs across 65 variables for you, the consumer. Many jet card users own their own planes, own fractional shares, fly on aircraft their companies own and operate and charter jets as well. Jet cards are part of their private aviation solutions. However, there is the ongoing question – why not just charter instead of prepaying for a jet card?
A side effect of this weekend’s IT meltdown for British Airways which stranded over 100,000 travelers was a 76% increase in requests, according to jet card seller Air Partner.
Online charter broker and jet card seller PrivateFly says customers are spending more and booking closer to their travel date in 2017 than during the same period last year.
Privacy when flying via private jet can sometimes be an issue, particularly with plane spotters or even private detectives staking out various airports. For example, GeekWire was trying to keep track of who is attending the Microsoft CEO Summit by tracking tail numbers of private jets arriving in Seattle.