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, Inc., which offers on-demand charter, jet cards, empty legs and scheduled flights between private aviation facilities through JetSuiteX, is now expanding into aircraft management, targeting single aircraft owners. By entering management, JetSuite can expand its charter and membership business.
Popular private jet airport Sand Monica Airport in Los Angeles County will see its runway reduced to 3,500 feet from 4,973 feet at the expense of $4 million. It is part of a plan by the City of Santa Monica to close the airport completely by 2028. The move, if it goes through, will reduce jet movments by 40%. Earlier this year JetSuiteX had announced plans to started scheduled flights from the airport, however, the flights never started.
JetSuiteX and JetSmarter are changing what it means to fly by private jet with different models.
The connection between JetSuite and JetBlue continues to grow with this new investment. What does it mean?