Private Jet Card Comparisons adds Guide to Shared Private Jet Services

private jets by the seat courtesy of Blade

Shared private jet flights you can purchase by-the-seat are now covered in a new guide exclusively for subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons

JetSmarter is gone, but the concept of sharing a private jet is finally taking off. By-the-seat and jet sharing private jet services are expanding as more consumers seek to avoid large airport terminals and big airplanes. A dozen providers now offer a network of by-the-seat and crowd-funding private jet services covering the U.S. and beyond. For the first time, Private Jet Card Comparisons has cataloged these services and options, giving subscribers an exclusive Guide to Shared Private Jet Services.

Latin American private aviation marketplace Flapper raises $2 million

Flapper raises $2 million

Flapper has 550 private aircraft on its charter platform, roughly 55% of the Latin America fleet. It estimates the Latam charter market’s size to be $2 billion

Latin American on-demand private jet charter platform Flapper announced a $2 million Series A investment, led by the aerospace-focused fund, Confrapar. Other participants included the crowdfunding platform SMU and an angel investor group, Investidores.VC. Foreign and local investors, including three undisclosed air taxi companies, also participated in the round. The company has previously raised $1 million in Seed funding, led by Confrapar and ACE, Brazil’s largest accelerator.

GrandView Aviation to launch Washington D.C. to New York City, Baltimore helicopter service

New York Washington DC helicopter

Move over Acela and airline shuttles, Fly Lindy will offer a by-the-seat helicopter service connecting Washington D.C. to Baltimore and New York City

Private jet charter and jet card operator GrandView Aviation is launching a by-the-seat helicopter shuttle service linking Washington D.C. to Baltimore/College Park (CGS) and the Downtown Manhattan/Wall Street Heliport (KJRB). The service will operate under the banner Fly Lindy.

Private flyers want supersonic business jets over jet sharing

NetJets Flexjet Aerion AS2

Breaking the speed of sound is the top desire for private jet travelers surveyed by Business Jet Traveler

Respondents to Business Jet Traveler’s Readers’ Choice 2020 Survey want to break the sound barrier.

In the publication’s annual poll, 29% of respondents said they are most interested in supersonic business jets. That could bode well for Flexjet, the launch fleet customer of Aerion’s supersonic private jet, currently under development.

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