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To find the right jet card program for your needs takes a bit of work. While many buyers rely on recommendations from their friends, your friends’ flying habits are probably different from yours. At the same time, you can have your assistant or finance department do some Google research. They will come back with a handful of randomly selected companies. They then have to spend time filling in request forms with providers and waiting for each jet card seller to send their information. After that, they need to take the collateral and put it into a form where you can start comparing programs which vary widely. What’s more, they will have to spend time going back to providers and asking them for information they didn’t provide.
SuiteKey membership starts as low as $3,250 per hour for an Embraer Phenom 100
JetSuite, which recently announced it was going to an all Embraer fleet by the end of 2018, is offering flight credits from $3,500 to $18,000 if you buy a SuiteKey Membership during November. The deal effectively reduces your hourly rate up to $185 per hour on the Phenom 100 and up to $230 per hour on the CJ3 or Phenom 300 for the duration of your contract, according to the operator.
The “all you can fly” private aviation operator is offering a combined U.S. – Europe membership.
Surf Air’s European operation, which launched earlier this summer with flights from London’s Luton Airport to Ibiza, Cannes and now Zurich, is offering free flights to top-tier frequent fliers in the programs of other European airlines.
JetSuite is moving to an all Embraer fleet with the addition of Phenom 300s to its refurbished 100s.
JetSuite is a bit of a unique bird in the private aviation space. Its co-founder and CEO, Alex Wilcox, is not from business aviation but is a commercial aviation veteran. He was a co-founder of JetBlue (and JetBlue co-founder and aviation legend David Neeleman is a board member and investor in JetSuite). He also worked for Richard Branson at Virgin Atlantic Airways early in his career and later on was President of Kingfisher Airlines, an India-based airline started by the billionaire maker of beer by the same name.
JetSuite’s Jet Card Membership Programs Don’t Have Peak Days And Its Entire Fleet Offers WiFi
Jet card seller, charter operator and now management company JetSuite, Inc. announced yesterday it has added two Embraer Phenom 300s to its fleet of Phenom 100s, Citation CJ3s and an Embraer Legacy L650 added this summer. A third Phenom 300 is coming soon and the operator expects to have 10 by the end of 2018.
Wheels Up Joins VistaJet, JetSuite, Victor and Jet Smarter in raising money to fund ambitious expansion plans
Ka-ching. Jet card membership seller Wheels Up said earlier today it had completed an equity capital raise of $117.5 million. The money comes less than four months after the company said it had received a $90 million aircraft financing facility from KKR. Wheels Up said AccorFidelity Management & Research Company and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. led this current round and were joined by existing investor, NEA as well as new institutional investors. The company initially set out to raise $100 million but agreed to upsize the offering based on significant investor demand, according to a press release. Wheels Up is now valued at close to $700 million, with an enterprise value north of $1 billion, again according to the company.
David Sneed, the hard-charging President and COO of Delta Private Jets (DPJ), left the subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. several weeks ago. While officials from DPJ didn’t respond to a request for comment, Private Jet Card Comparisons understands a new leader will be announced in the next couple weeks. Sneed’s profile is no longer on the DPJ website.