The European private air membership operator is expanding its fleet of the single-engine aircraft
Fly Aeolus, which specializes in connecting Europe’s many small airports, said it has added three new Cirrus SR22 aircraft to its fleet.
The new airplanes are based in Essen, Hamburg, and Kulmbach.
The Atlanta-based operator of Eclipse 550 and Cirrus SR22 aircraft sells jet cards, shares, and leases and had also been operating in South Florida. Its CEO Jamail Larkins had been tabbed as a rising star of business aviation
Ascension Air, an operator at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport near Atlanta, Georgia, is facing serious complaints from customers and a pending lawsuit charging racketeering. It had also been operating at Ft. Lauderdale Executive.
The company has been selling jet cards, timeshares and leases on Eclipse 550 and Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Its website is still active, however, phone lines yesterday returned a message they were temporarily out of service, and customers said they hadn’t been able to get in touch with the provider.
As of this afternoon, the phone lines were being answered via voicemail. Private Jet Card Comparisons started its investigation after being contacted by a customer of Ascension who said he was not able to get a response.
ImagineAir was serving over 1,000 eastern U.S. airports with a fleet of Cirrus SR22 single-engine props and offering prepaid memberships up to $50,000
ImagineAir, a Georgia-based operator of Cirrus SR22s, which last November had said it planned to double its fleet of 14 single-engine aircraft has suspended operations, Private Jet Card Comparisons has learned. An email sent by the company said flights were suspended on May 24, 2018, although the email apparently only was sent to members and brokers in the past 24 hours. The company’s website is still active and is pricing flights, and we were able to get to where they wanted our credit card data for payment. Likewise, there was still an active area for members to use credits to pay for flights. Calls to the phone number listed on its website returned a busy signal.
The company sells jet cards from its fractional fleet of single-engine Cirrus SR22s
Yes, there is another jet card provider. Jet cards fill the gap between on-demand charter and full or fractional ownership, and in many cases provide supplemental lift for users who already have private aviation solutions. Perhaps surprisingly it has taken awhile for turboprops to gain their due in the jet card segment. Lower cost means lower profit margins, so many of the big names in jet cards don’t offer turboprop solutions. At the same time, Wheels Up, StraightLine Private Air, Nicholas Air, Luxury Aircraft Solutions and Concord Private Air among others now offer jet cards with turboprops.