The new NetJets jet cards give it a true light jet and another coast-to-coast option
Private Jet Comparisons has exclusively confirmed NetJets has added the Embraer Phenom 300 light jet (as we reported it would last year) and Cessna Citation Sovereign super-midsize jet to its jet card line-up, although at just over 30,000 pounds maximum takeoff weight it is classifying it as a midsize aircraft.
Both will be sold as Elite Card programs, meaning 24-hour lead-time for reservations with the hourly price including fuel, 7.5% Federal Excise Tax, and deicing. Peak day lead-time is 120 hours with a 25% surcharge.
Longtime CFO Rex Bevis has been named President
The executive shuttle between Atlanta and Erlanger, Kentucky
was busy again recently. Longtime Delta Private Jets CFO and executive vice
president is now president replacing Jeff Mihalic who had been president and
Will any light jet do, or would it be better to have a specific type such as the Embraer Phenom 300?
While there are many variables that separate the over 300 jet cards in the Private Jet Card Comparisons database – over 65 in fact, one difference means a lot to some people and nothing to others.
However, for both types of buyers, choosing the wrong type of program can make for a less than enjoyable experience despite the provider’s overall merits. Figuring it out before you sign can both save you money and make sure the program fits your mission needs.
There are essentially two ways that available aircraft are structured for fixed-rate (and usually guaranteed availability) programs by jet card providers.
One is by cabin-class or size. When buying into a cabin class you are assured of getting an aircraft in that class or larger if you are lucky enough be upgraded based on operational needs.
The other is by specific aircraft make or type, for example, you are buying into an Embraer Phenom 300. So while the provider may let you fly in other types, you know when you want a Phenom 300, you’re going to get a Phenom 300 and not some other type of light jet.
Aeromexico Private Jets will work with Delta Private Jets to
provide seamless services for customers traveling in the U.S.
Aeromexico Group has partnered with Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, an IS-BAO, Wyvern Wingman and Argus Gold charter operator to launch Aeromexico Private Jets, an offering that will include a jet card product.
In the translation of a press release, Aeromexico said, “We
are proud to present Aeroméxico Private Jets, a new private aviation service in
conjunction with Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, which combines the best of both worlds:
the experience and premium service of the Mexican flag carrier with the
flexibility of Aerolíneas Ejecutivas, a leading aviation company private for
more than 50 years.”
From its humble start, like its parent in the commercial segment, Delta Private Jets is now a power player in jet cards
I’m surprised how many subscribers, virtually all who currently fly privately aren’t familiar with Delta Private Jets, didn’t know they sell jet cards or had some other misperception. It could be that while it’s an asset to trade on such a powerful brand as Delta, it also makes it harder to make a name for yourself and stand apart from the mother ship.