Air Partner provides a mid-year update

The U.K. publicly traded aviation provider says results have been “slightly stronger than anticipated”

Air Partner plc, said despite what it described as a challenging operating environment across the global aviation industry, “Air Partner’s first-half performance has been slightly stronger than expected.” The statement covered the six months ending July 31, 2019.

Private jet options to avoid the September British Airways strike

Three new private jet charter programs may come in handy during the expected strikes by British Airways pilots next month

The strikes fall during the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows

For travelers who have to get to or from London, or whose travel plans would entail a connection using British Airways through London are probably thinking about Plan B options about now. Current strike dates by the pilots are set for Sept. 9, 10, and 27.

The chaos started earlier this week when BA mistakenly emailed some passengers telling them their flights had been canceled. The British flag carrier doesn’t have a particularly ideal record in dealing with disruptions, either via industrial actions, IT meltdowns or extreme weather.

In other words, if you are traveling to or from London, or via London, and you are planning to fly BA, it’s time to think about options. A natural options is just rebooking on other airlines, although as low fares get sold, you may find that only the highest fares are left to buy

JetSet Group launches trans-Atlantic jet card

Following Air Partner’s debut of a similar product last month, jet card broker JetSet Group debuted a US-Europe fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card

New York-based jet card broker JetSet Group today launched a fixed rate, guaranteed availability for travel between the U.S. and Europe. It follows Air Partner, which launched a similar private jet membership last month, joining VistaJet and NetJets which also serve the niche.

“With many clients in Europe or going or coming back towards the end of the summer, we figured now was a good time,” JetSet Group CEO Steve Orfali tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

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