Jet cards and on-demand charters boost private aviation flight activity 7.7% in March

Jet cards and on-demand charter continue to be the sweet spot of private aviation powered by a 15.1% increase in large jets

 

TRAQPak’s is reporting year over year flight activity (March 2018 vs. March 2017)

indicates that March 2018 recorded an increase of 2.6%. The results by

operational category were mixed with Part 135 activity, once again, producing

the largest yearly gain, up 7.7%. Fractional activity recorded a slight rise of 0.6%,

while Part 91 activity dipped into the red, down 0.4%. The aircraft categories

were all positive with large jets posting the largest gain from 2017, up 4.7%. Midsize jets followed with an increase of 4.4%, and light jets posted a 0.2% year over year increase. The turboprop segment posted an increase of 1.8%. For Part 135 which includes jet cards and on-demand charter, large jet activity increased 15.1%, followed by mid-size jets at 8.4% and turboprops with 6.4% growth. Light jet activity increased 4.4% 

Unity Jets Launches Jet Card Program

The Miami-based on-demand charter broker has added a jet card to its product mix

 

Unity Jets, which was founded by former NetJets’s vice president of sales Kevin Diemar, is adding jet cards to its mainstay of on-demand charter. The company was founded in 2011 and Diemar says the new jet card program is more an extension of its current business than a new direction. 

Why buying a jet card is not just about hourly rate

Private Jet Card Comparisons has compiled over 65 variables from more than 35 jet card providers covering over 250 programs and put it all into easy-to-use spreadsheets

 

Imagine having to contact 35 different companies and requesting detailed answers about program policies and fees that go beyond the marketing collateral most send out, then having to put it into spreadsheets so you can compare the offerings. Private Jet Card Comparisons has done it for you with more than 250 programs, each with different offerings, all in one place to make comparing easy for you. 

From full and fractional ownership to jet cards and charter, how do private aviation options compare?

Changes in the private aviation market have blurred the lines between various solutions

 

Figuring out the best solution for private aviation isn’t necessarily easy or straightforward. It’s estimated up to 50% of users have multiple solutions, which makes sense. Think about owning a jet and using it for business, but you need to get your family to join you for the weekend at your vacation home when coming from a different direction. The likely solution is going to be on-demand charter or jet cards. Making it more complicated, the breadth of various solutions has been changing. 

Jet Linx Aviation’s terminal at Houston Hobby Airport damaged by severe storm

Jet Linx Aviation manages aircraft for owners and sells jet cards in 14 U.S. markets

 

A strong microburst damaged the hangar used by Jet Linx Aviation at Houston Hobby Airport. Storms and high winds also damaged homes in the area and knocked down trees and telephone lines. No injuries were reported according to reports from both Houston Sky2 and Aviation International News. The storm hit on Tuesday.