As a strike by its pilots caused BA to cancel nearly all its flights, private jet charter companies said they saw an uptick in inquiries and bookings
Air Charter Service moved a 100-person orchestra and their instruments, while Air Partner saved a leadership team from missing their own corporate retreat
With British Airways canceling nearly all of its flights during a two-day strike by its pilots which ended yesterday, several private jet charter brokers and operators say there was an increase in both inquiries and flights booked.
“We saw a massive uptick for requests, both direct and from brokers,” said Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir AG, an Austrian based operator of four-seat Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.
“The allegations…are spurious claims which we emphatically deny,” says Clive Jackson, CEO of the U.K. based private jet broker
In its response, Victor provided bank records of over two dozen payments it says were made to the plaintiff as well as its notice to terminate the agreement dating from 2018.
Defendant Don’t Look Media had claimed to have not received any monies.
(Editor’s Note: Clyde & Co. says it did not issue a statement originally attributed to it in this article. In fact, the statement was provided by Alyssum, a client that Clyde & Co. represents in this litigation.)
Online private jet charter broker Fly Victor, its parent company, Alyssum, and CEO Clive Jackson are hitting back at Don’t Look Media, seeking dismissal of its $30 million RICO lawsuit filed in June over the website URL www.privatejet.com.
“Don’t Look Media and (its attorney) Farrow Law are shamelessly exploiting the judicial system to extort monies from Alyssum. This is a despicable act carried out by those that not only wish to damage our company but whose actions can only bring disrepute on the entire private industry,” Jackson told Private Jet Card Comparisons.
Cohen had come aboard earlier this year and during his brief tenure Victor launched Alto, a frequent booker program for private jet charter customers
Joe Cohen joined U.K.-based tech-focused on-demand charter broker Victor in May and he has apparently departed. At the time, the former Match.com executive replaced Victor founder Clive Jackson who had become CEO of a newly formed holding company, Alyssum Group back in January. In June, Victor announced the launch of Alto, a frequent flier program for its private jet charter customers.
The jet charter broker is offering special holiday sale charter prices this week starting at $3,990
On-demand charter broker Victor is offering a Cyber Monday Sale, released on Travel Tuesday and valid until Friday, December 1, 2017. “Private Flight Deals for Victor’s Cyber Week” expire at midnight Friday. According to an email, the promotion is valid on trips occurring between December 4, 2017 and March 30, 2018.
Online on-demand private jet charter broker Stratajet, which launched last year, was honored by The Sapphire Pegasus Awards for outstanding performance by companies or individuals in business aviation.