With new business jumping 50% so far in 2017 on top of 20% growth in 2016, Flexjet LLC says it is hiring pilots for the first time since 2015.
Delays at airports, connecting flights, and international immigration and customs make it time-consuming to travel internationally for holiday weekends such as Memorial Day. However, Flexjet says access to a private jet takes down those barriers.
Flexjet LLC has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence for the 18th consecutive year, according to a press release.
Flexjet’s U.K.-based aircraft management company FlairJet will manage Surf Air Europe’s first Phenom 300 it was announced during EBACE today.
NetJets and its Marquis Jet Card is the most searched private jet card provider, according to PrivateJetCardComparisons.com one-week after the website’s pre-launch. Founder and Editor-in-Chief Doug Gollan said NetJets was followed by Air Partner, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jet and Flexjet rounding out the five company pages readers visited most often.
“When we created Private Jet Card Comparisons we saw a need in the market. Only 3% of jet card buyers use a consultant, and there was no other independent guide that offered comprehensive head-to-head comparisons in an easy-to-use spreadsheet format,” said Gollan. “Most of the time selecting a jet card or prepaid charter program came down to the recommendation of a friend, a previous experience or having an assistant do a Google search looking for a couple companies.”
Bombardier Business Aircraft opened the Bombardier Tianjin Service Centre on April 7 in China. The Montreal-based manufacturer in a press release said it “has had the largest fleet of any business aircraft manufacturer in the region for the last 12 years.” Bombardier aircraft are popular in the fleets of various private jet card and prepaid private jet charter programs, including VistaJet, Netjets, XOJET, Zetta Jet and Flexjet as examples.
What is a fractional jet card?
The difference between a fractional jet card and a jet card by any other name is that a fractional jet card is offered by a fractional fleet operator. Fractional fleet operators sell shares in their planes where the customer is essentially buying a portion of the plane, and then can fly on the entire fleet. NetJets, Flexjet, and Nicholas Air jet cards are examples of fractional jet cards.