Private jet companies large and small have big fleet growth plans

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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.

Exec 1 Aviation scales back jet card program; cuts rates

Hawker 400XP

The floating fleet light jet operator has eliminated fixed rates for midsize, super-midsize, and large cabin jet cards

Ankeny, Iowa-based light jet operator Exec 1 Aviation has revamped its jet card program focusing on wholesale customers amid surging demand.

Best jet cards for private jet flights under 35 minutes

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Why drive for hours when you can fly in minutes? From light to large-cabin jets, these are the best jet cards for flights under 35 minutes

From Westchester County to the Hamptons, Naples to Key West, St. Louis to the Lake of the Ozarks, San Jose to Napa, and more, a private jet can save hours of driving time. The right jet card can turn every weekend into a long weekend. Using our exclusive QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING, we’ve analyzed hundreds of programs and more than 40,000 data points to show you the best picks for your short flights.

Instead of spending hours in the car, here is how long it will take in the air on a private jet to fly to these popular summer getaways:

FET tax holiday extension for private jet flights unlikely

FET tax holiday

A top executive from the National Business Aviation Association says don’t expect the Federal Excise Tax holiday to be extended

Congressional leaders in Washington D.C. are still trying to work out additional relief for companies and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t expect an extension of the holiday for the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax (FET).

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