Private jet capacity, pricing, labor, consolidation, demand, investment, new jet owners, offer challenges and opportunities for private aviation providers
Over 450 industry CEOs and leaders gathered last week in Miami for Corporate Jet Investor. For two days they hashed about issues relevant to the overall industry, with a large focus on private jet travelers who fly via jet cards, memberships, and charter.
Is the current record level of demand here to stay? Where will the industry find the capacity to meet that demand? Is more consolidation coming? How many big players are there left to buy? What is Amazonian pricing? When will the supply chain improve? Where have all the pilots – and line workers gone? Are they coming back? How will all the outside investment impact private aviation? What about on-time performance? What type of changes will you see to your jet card program? With dwindling supply, are small brokers on life support?
Jet card execs from Air Partner, Magellan Jets, and Nicholas Air say having hundreds of customers instead of thousands is a benefit
Two are brokers; the other is an operator. None are small, but they are not the most prominent players when it comes to selling jet cards.
Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter says he expects the private aviation provider to hit $1 billion in revenues in 2021 as he eyes future expansion into other luxury goods and services
After acquiring three of the nine largest Part 135 operators and tech platform Avianis, Wheels Up has seen flight activity rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels and is readying for the next chapter to take it beyond aviation, CEO and founder Kenny Dichter told attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 today.
NetJets, Wheels Up, and Sentient Jet execs tell attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 they expect the private jet recovery to continue through next year
Wheels Up, with the second-largest for-hire fleet behind NetJets, says flying is already at pre-COVID levels. Jet card leader Sentient Jet recently restored pre-pandemic budget levels
Airline CEOs continue to say it could take until 2024 or beyond to recover from the COVID-19 downturn. In a parallel universe, the heads of private aviation’s biggest players painted a far different picture. Bosses at NetJets, Wheels Up, and Sentient Jet each offered bullish 2021 forecasts. They were all speaking at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020.