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.
February private aviation flying in Europe hit 57,037 flights marking a 4.5% increase in year-over-year (YOY) activity
Business jet departures were up by 3%, with a decline in private flight missions, owners flying in their own private jets, offset by 5% gains in charter and Jet Card activity, according to WingX, a consulting firm. Western and Central Europe saw healthy growth in flight activity, although flat in the UK and modest in Italy. Germany had the strongest growth, mainly growth in turborop activity. Spain had the largest growth in private jet activity at +9%.
The European operator offers three different Jet Card products using its fleet of 16 Citation Mustangs
Private Jet Card Comparisons has added Linz, Austria-base jet card provider GlobeAir to its database of over 250 jet card programs. The operator of 16 Citation Mustangs offers jet cards based on 25 (Lifestyle), 50 (Executive) and 100 (Elite) hours of flight time and offer both one-way and roundtrip rates with guaranteed pricing and availability.
JetClass offers scheduled flights on private jets without membership fees
By the seat, pay as you private jet operator JetClass is adding seven new routes in Europe with one-way fares starting as low as 390 Euros. The service, which doesn’t have a membership fee, sells individual seats on private jets with a fixed schedule. Passengers on these short flights benefit from using FBOs, private jet terminals, instead of having to transit commercial airport terminals, often cutting total travel time in half.
May saw 77,068 business aviation departures in Europe, the best month this year and a 17% jump over April. Year-to-date private aviation flights are up 3.2% over the same period last year, according to WINGX.
WINGX`s latest monthly Business Aviation Monitor shows 67,231 business aviation departures in Europe in March 2017, up 8% YOY. In a press release, the private jet tracking service noted this wad due to Easter falling in Mar 2016 and Apr 2017.