Jet Linx joins NetJets, Sentient, EJM in halting jet card sales

Jet Linx Aviation

Jet Linx is the fourth major jet card seller to suspend sales of new jet cards in advance of the peak holiday period, following NetJets, Sentient, and Executive Jet Management

Late Friday, Jet Linx Aviation sent an email advising prospects it was temporarily suspending sales of new jet cards. The move was effective immediately.

Private jet companies large and small have big fleet growth plans

Jet Edge private jets

Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets

Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.

Executive Jet Management joins NetJets halting jet card sales

The third-largest Part 135 operator, EJM has joined NetJets, creating a waitlist for its Ascend membership as demand spikes

Days after NetJets said it was suspending jet card sales across the board, its aircraft management arm Executive Jet Management, known as EJM, is now following suit. Both are owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

NetJets predicts record flight levels as it unveils plans to hire 150 pilots

NetJets safety

After suspending hiring due to COVID, NetJets will now add 150 pilots to support 39 new private jets

NetJets is hiring pilots again. The news came in a joint communication by NetJets’ management and its pilots’ union – NJASAP. The company said it is expecting to reach record flight levels by October. March was a record for North American Part 135 flight activity.

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