Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare, has a message for Wheels Up. It’s not democratizing private jet travel. It’s not a platform, and it’s not busy going public. Its message to prospects, however, is clear. It is focused on business travelers, particularly those who are making multiple stops on same-day and overnight trips.
The fractional share, management and jet card provider offers a by-the-day jet card program
Executive AirShare said it has secured certification from ARGUS International at a Platinum rating, the highest offered. Further, the Internal Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) also renewed its Stage 2 certification.
Executive AirShare offers fractional ownership and jet cards sold in a combination of days and hours
Executive AirShare says it has become the nation’s first fractional provider to add the Embraer Phenom 300E light jet to its fleet. The addition of this new aircraft also means that Executive AirShare has been the first commercial operator for all the Embraer Phenom aircraft. The company sells fractional shares and jet cards to customers in the Kansas City metropolitan area; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colo., and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, offers aircraft management and charter services from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City, Denver and Buffalo. Its jet card program uses a formula combining days and hours and starts with 10 days per year.
NetJets is the largest operator of private jets in the world, but it doesn’t offer all of its aircraft types in jet cards. Which one is next?
NetJets has previously said the jet card flying accounts for about 20% of flights with its core business of fractional shares and leases taking up the lion’s share. Currently, it has five jet specific cards covering light, midsize, super midsize and large private jets, a combination card that enables buyers to split time between two types, a cross-country card and an Elite card, which includes FET and fuel surcharges in pricing. There are no turboprops in the NetJets fleet, but it has a number of aircraft not in the jet card programs.