Jet Linx celebrates opening its New York terminal at Teterboro Airport

Private jet operator Jet Linx has opened bases in Boston, Chicago, and Austin this year as it eyes California and South Florida

Jet Linx is open for business in New York. This week it celebrated the launch of its dedicated private terminal at Teterboro Airport with a live performance by singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel with hors d’oeuvres from Nobu.

The new location joins Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville, Omaha, San Antonio, Scottsdale, St Louis, Tulsa, and Washington D.C.

Private Jet Services Group offers jet card buyers pricing private jet flights by either estimated or actual flight time

Jet card broker PJS Group has launched an innovative policy giving clients the option of how they want their trips priced

Actual flight time or estimated flight time?  For jet card fliers it has always been a debate, often based on where you do most of your flying.

Actual flight time uses the calculation of wheels up to touchdown, so takeoff to landing. On the other hand, estimated flight time is like Uber. It doesn’t matter how long your flight actually takes, you are billed the estimated flight time quoted prior to your trip.

JetSuite is Phenom 300 focused with plans to add new private jet types

Jet card and charter operator JetSuite is adding Phenom 300s, paring down its Phenom 100 fleet, and is planning to add at least another type

JetSuite and its sister company JSX are projected to have more than 100 aircraft by 2023

The revamped SuiteKey jet card program with fixed-rates and guaranteed availability is attracting national demand, says president Stephanie Chung

As Dallas-based JetSuite makes the turn into its second decade, its president Stephanie Chung says after a year on the job, she is ready to help lead the company into a future that looks to be focused on larger aircraft. It means paring down the Embraer Phenom 100 that helped launch the company. It recently stopped accepting new members and renewals for the type.

Chung said, “Our immediate goal is to become a dominant provider in the U.S. and to accomplish this, we will continue to add more 300s, as well as gradually lessen our footprint within the very light jet space.”

Dumont Aviation Group folds Prospair Jet Charter under its umbrella

The move follows the departure of ProspAir director Christopher Tasca who set up a competing jet card brokerage

Dumont jet cards start at $125,000 for 25 hours on a light jet, plus 7.5 percent FET

There is more change, fallout or however you want to describe it possibly related to the recent C-suite changes at Dumont Aviation Group.

ProspAir Jet Charter was launched in 2016 as a Dumont subsidiary under Christopher Tasca who was previously director of aviation solutions with Magellan Jets.

ProspAir’s launch accompanied Dumont’s rapid growth from a seller of airplane parts into a rapidly growing charter operator fueled by the acquisition of more than two-dozen Dassault Falcon 2000 large-cabin jets being retired by NetJets.

Jet cards show their value during Hurricane Dorian

Jet cards show their benefits as the local supply of private jets ran low, and on-demand charter customers faced skyrocketing prices

A jet card with fixed one-way rates and guaranteed availability can protect you from surge pricing when there is limited supply or high-demand

With Hurricane Dorian baring down, the local supply of private jets ran low in Florida. In other words, the many private jets available for charter had already headed out with passengers and as you might expect, there weren’t many people who wanted to come back into the path of a major hurricane.

On-demand charter customers were faced with skyrocketing prices, not from gouging but the cost as aircraft had to be ferried in for their flights.

It shows how jet cards can be an important part of your private aviation solutions portfolio, often proven whenever there are natural disasters, be they fires, floods, winter storms, family emergencies that require short-notice booking, or in the case of Dorian, hurricanes.