The jet card broker is consolidating to have just one published program for each cabin size category – light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jet
U.K.-based private jet broker Air Partner, which offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet cards for service areas in Europe, including the U.K., the Middle East, and North America, is phasing out its JetCard Sterling as a published offering.
The Sterling level program offers aircraft averaging 10 years old but didn’t guarantee the age of planes, so inventory included pre-2000 model private jets.
With the move, it will now offer singular pricing based exclusively on aircraft that meet its sourcing standards, instead of offering two levels of pricing, one for newer and the other for older jets.
Private jet charter prices are 30% lower than average on-demand prices, the company says
Private aviation charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Sentient Jet, Flexjet, and Nextant Aerospace), has announced a new and extended list of discounted, fixed-price charter routes for the autumn and winter season.
Last Fall, it launched the fixed price concept between London and Geneva before expanding it for the summer season. City Pair flights accounted for over 20% of its European flights during the period. It also launched $29,000 one-way pricing between New York and San Francisco or Los Angeles, which also continues.
According to PrivateFly, its City Pairs exclusives are 30%
lower than average on-demand prices on the same or an equivalent aircraft.
After testing fixed-rate, route-based pricing between London and Geneva, the on-demand charter broker is expanding its whole private jet offerings for the summer
PrivateFly is offering fixed by the flight private jet charter pricing for key European city pairs this summer, on specified routes to and from London, Paris, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, Palma, and Ibiza. The flights are on the Nextant 400XTi light jet. During the winter it had tested the concept between London and Geneva appealing to the U.K. ski market headed to Switzerland.
Among the many differences between flying privately and commercially are the rules that govern one-way and roundtrip fares
One regular comment I get from subscribers is that there is
a lot of jargon and lingo specific to jet cards and on-demand charter. In some
ways one-way pricing may be among the most straightforward, but that’s only
because roundtrip is confusing.
Of the more than 65 variables that separate the over 250 jet card programs tracked by Private Jet Card Comparisons, guaranteed availability and fixed one-way pricing are two of the most important to understand
Each week I have the opportunity to help out Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers identify the jet card programs that best fit their needs. It can be a big investment, ranging from $50,000 to over $500,000 annually. To help me help them, I ask that they fill out our brief VVIP Jet Card Decider form which asks them a bit about their planned private travel, including basics such as where they are going, when, how long they are going for, how many people they are traveling with, will there be pets or unaccompanied minors, do they need WiFi, if there is any oversize luggage, are they interested in turboprop solutions, and preferences for specific aircraft types.