The program is JetSuite’s response to interest in short-term solutions for fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet cards
With the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic causing airlines to slash flights and routes, more and more people are finding the need to turn to private aviation, at least for the moment.
Add JetSuite to the latest provider reducing the entry points for its guaranteed availability, fixed-rate charter product.
The new-member offer reduces hourly rates on its Embraer Phenom 300 fleet to $5,795 during the first six months
JetSuite, which last year added five Embraer Phenom 300s, is now offering new members in seven Southwestern U.S. states significantly reduced hourly rates as low as $5,795, which is up to 15% off normal pricing.
Regular program rates range from $6,375 to $6,776 per hour, excluding 7.5% FET, based on deposit tiers ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.
The offer represents a bonus of up to $20,000
Dallas-based JetSuite is sweetening the deal for its SuiteKey jet card through the end of 2019.
At its entry-level $100,000 membership, both new customers and members who renew get a bonus of up to one hour.
For a $250,000 deposit, members get up to two bonus hours.
However, the biggest bonus provides up to three free hours on a deposit of $500,000, which would equate to about $20,000.
The Dallas Business Journal’s list measures sales growth over the past three years
After moving to Dallas last year, JetSuite this year was named as one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the 2019 list by The Dallas Business Journal. JetSuite had been based in Orange County, California.
In its 29th year for awards, the newspaper said it worked together with The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business to put the list together.
JetSuite is repositioning itself as a premium light jet experience, including guaranteed availability, fixed hourly rates and now helicopter transfers via Blade and integrated, full luxury travel agency services through a partnership with Embark Beyond
Editor’s Note: Updated on September 16, 2019
Entering its second decade, JetSuite’s is repositioning itself to offer a premium light jet experience, including guaranteed availability, fixed hourly rates and now helicopter transfers via Blade and integrated, full luxury travel agency services for its SuiteKey members and on-demand charter customers through a partnership with Embark Beyond.
The Jet Card start-up is focused on turboprops, pistons, very light and light jets
Pushed by what founder and CEO Tom Filippini says is strong demand in its first year of operations, Denver-based jet card seller StraightLine Private Air is making a few changes to its programs, including adding a $200,000 tier. Filippini, who didn’t want to disclose the number of members, says interest in the company is based on its somewhat different approach. The provider has also joined the fray with an end of the year offer: Join by December 31 and receive a 5% bonus up to $10,000.