A look at new Jet Card providers from 2020

New jet cards 2020

These companies launched jet cards and private jet memberships during 2020

Recently, Sentient Jet CEO Andrew Collins told Bloomberg that private jet cards and membership were having a “moment.” Judging by the number of new entrants, the trend is not going unnoticed.

NetJets sweeps all categories in Business Jet Traveler’s annual jet card and membership awards

NetJets reviews

NetJets may be better known for fractional ownership; however, for the second straight year, it is the top-ranked jet card and membership provider in Business Jet Traveler’s 10th Annual Reader Survey awards

Last year, NetJets won five of six categories in Business Jet Traveler’s Annual Reader Survey awards. This year it went six for six.

Private jet charter brokers unconcerned by operators going direct-to-consumer

CJI Americas 2020

Three charter brokers will tell attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 this week they are not concerned by the increase in operators launching jet memberships

The bosses at Air Partner, B2 Aviation, and Magellan Jets will tell attendees at the Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 conference that brokers do it better during the virtual event starting tomorrow.

Delta Air Lines values Wheels Up at $890 million

Wheels Up Delta Air Lines

The airline’s Q3 SEC filing valued its 27% stake from combining Delta Private Jets into Wheels Up at $240 million

Delta’s stake in Wheels Up is now worth nearly twice its 9% in Air France-KLM, one of Europe three largest airline conglomerates

When Delta Air Lines announced the deal to combine its Delta Private Jets unit into Wheels Up in December 2019, and then it closed in January 2020, terms were not disclosed.

However, in the airline’s 10-Q filing for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020, a number of details were revealed for the first time.

Jet Linx adds Minneapolis base at Flying Cloud Airport

Jet Linx Aviation

The private terminal in Minneapolis marks the 19th city for the Omaha-based jet card and private jet management operator

Jet Linx Aviation has opened in its 19th city with a new base and private terminal at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie serving the Minneapolis area.

It’s the first new base this year after opening Austin, Boston, Chicago, and New York in 2019. It also added a second location at Spirit of St. Louis Airport and expanded its Nashville terminal.

COVID-19 may not get you a refund if your private jet charter flight cancels

Rules for cancelling a private jet charter flight

The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract

One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

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