Downward price pressure on the charter and jet card market continues to favor consumers

Other trends include the pilot shortage, struggle of on-demand brokers to offer instant, guaranteed pricing, and desires of jet card buyers for high-touch, high-level service

 

While a shortage of pilots in business aviation has been pushing up crew salaries by as much as 20%, buyers of jet cards and on-demand charter can look forward to continued favorable pricing, according to executives attending Corporate Jet Investor’s annual Dealmakers Conference being held this week at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Clay Lacy Aviation opens at Westchester County Airport

Clay Lacy offers a dynamic pricing jet card solution built off its fleet of over 70 managed aircraft that are open for charter

 

Clay Lacy Aviation has opened a new office at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York as an extension of the company’s East Coast headquarters in Oxford, Connecticut. The plan is to further enhance service and support for aircraft management, jet charter, jet card programs and maintenance clients in the New York area, according to a press release. Clay Lacy manages a growing fleet of jet charter aircraft along the eastern seaboard in White Plains, Boston, Oxford, Teterboro, Philadelphia, and Miami with additional locations opening later this year. 

Clay Lacy Adds New Jets and Locations for Private Jet Charter in Q1 2018 

Clay Lacy reported a 23% annual increase in charter activity during 2017

 

Clay Lacy Aviation, which manages private jets offering on-demand charter and its own Jet Card program has added 10 new charter jets and three new cities following a 23% in charter activity during 2017. New locations include Miami-Opa Locka Airport, Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire, and Lewis University Airport outside Chicago/Romeoville, Illinois. 

How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

Clay Lacy Aviation Launches Scholarship Program

Buying a jet card or private jet program is more than just transferring some cash into somebody else’s bank account and then jetting around. When you choose a private aviation provider you are choosing a company with a distinct philosophy. That philosophy generally runs throughout the company.