NetJets was rolling out the red carpet for its fractional share and jet card owners earlier this month in Basel, Switzerland for the original Art Basel, not the one in Miami. A partner with the art fair that draws some 300 galleries and over 4,000 artists for more than a decade, this year the provide jet provider owned by Warren Buffett engaged Frida Fjellman for a bespoke installation in its VIP lounge.
While jet cards maybe hot right now – you can compare over 100 different programs in easy-to-use spreadsheets as a registered user of Private Jet Card Comparisons – the fractional market is still alive and kicking. In addition to NetJets and Flexjet, Nicholas Air and Executive AirShare have built themselves into niche providers. PlaneSense, Inc. at the same time is building its fractional ownership model around the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12, the staple of fast growing Surf Air and distinctive by the propeller on the nose of the aircraft.
Fractional Share and Jet Card seller Flexjet is planning to launch a new App this summer for iPhones. According to a preview seen by Private Jet Card Comparisons the new app features:
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.
NetJets will be on the fairways next week as it hosts the second annual NetJets Cup pro-am golf event on June 5 at Double Eagle Golf Club in Galena, Ohio. The event pairs PGA Tour Pros and NetJets owners Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and others with NetJets customers for an invitation-only day of golf.
Flexjet LLC has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence for the 18th consecutive year, according to a press release.
NetJets has launched the NetJets Elite Card. If you noticed something different, it is the first card we are aware of that doesn’t carry the Marquis Jet label, however, an official told Private Jet Card Comparisons, “The Marquis Jet name is still in use, we simply chose a different naming convention for this product.”