Private Jet Charter Broker vs. Charter Operator

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Charter broker Paramount Business Jets makes a case for the middleman

With the increasing profile of  branded floating fleets – think Delta Private Jets, JetSuite, VistaJet, Dumont Group, TMC, and Jet Edge – Virginia-based Paramount Business Jets issued a press release to highlight the benefits of working through a charter broker instead of directly with an operator.

Battling NetJets: Is Flexjet readying a billion dollar order from Gulfstream?

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Flexjet is already a significant Gulfstream operator and has been ramping up its expansion plans for Europe

A report last Friday by Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) speculated that Flexjet might be readying a billion-dollar order with Gulfstream. The item came after Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics, parent of the business jet manufacturer, told analysts the division was working on a big deal and it was with an existing customer.

The Pilatus PC-12 was 2018’s most used “private jet”

The single engine turboprop was the most flown private aircraft last year

Last year, there were more flights on the Pilatus PC-12 than any other private aircraft in any category, according to data published by TRAQPak. In its survey of most used airplanes, the single-engine turboprop recorded 233, 676 flights, some 612 segments per day. Both Nicholas Air and OneFlight International offer the winner in their jet card programs. PlaneSense, which doesn’t sell jet cards, features the PC-12 in its fractional fleet, while Surf Air uses the type for its by-the-seat shuttle flights on the West Coast.

JetSuite adds JetSuiteX flights to Coachella Valley

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SuiteKey jet card members can gift seats and passes onto JetSuiteX

JetSuiteX, JetSuite’s by the seat private jet service is adding and expanding its season service to the Coachella Valley in April. Following the success of last year’s service from Burbank (BUR) directly into Thermal, only 15 minutes from the Valley, JetSuiteX has added flight capacity from Burbank and introduced flights from two new markets – Oakland (OAK) and Orange County (SNA). Ticket prices start at $69 each way.

JetSuite celebrates its 10th anniversary with 10-hour jet card promotion

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As JetSuite continues its focus on offering a more premium experience, the company has launched a 10-hour promotional jet card to mark its 10th anniversary

 

As JetSuite celebrates the start of its second decade today, the company highlighted in a press release some of its recent changes previously reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, writing, “JetSuite, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will celebrate its tenth year of operation in 2019 as the first and only premium experience in the light jet category.” It is also offering a 10-hour jet card promotion through January 18th in the light jet category (its Phenom 300). The normal minimum deposit is $100,000, and brings a $6,595 hourly rate, excluding 7.5% Federal Excise Tax (FET), so the promotion essentially allows new members to test the waters for about $30,000 less. The goal of the promo card is to show off some of the changes, according to the company.