The two companies sell by-the-seat scheduled flights on private jets and corporate shuttles with Ultimate using FBOs
OneJet, which focuses on connecting medium-size markets, is expected tomorrow to announce the acquisition of Ultimate Jet Charters. Ultimate Jet Charters operates 30-seat Dornier and ERJ aircraft for corporate shuttle clients, as well as per-seat scheduled service on select routes under the Ultimate Air Shuttle brand.
JetSuite has announced a new round of funding to grow both its JetSuite jet card and on-demand charter business and its by the seat JetSuiteX fleet and flights
Let the good times roll. Private aviation is continuing to attract investors from celebrities and private equity to energy companies and even commercial airlines. Earlier today, JetSuite announced that it had raised an undisclosed amount of money from Qatar Airways.
AirChicago is offering a Jet Card that provides single and guest seats on private jets with plans to fly to 30 cities using Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets with 14 executive seats instead of the typical 50 seats
Move over United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Here comes AirChicago, and it’s targeting those business travelers they and the TSA have helped alienate with tighter seats, rude service, nickel and dime fees and of course the hassles of transiting the commercial terminals of O’Hare and Midway. The new service, which is slated for a launch at the end of May or beginning of June, will enable travelers to buy four different levels of membership ranging from $1,750 to $14,000 per year. You then will pay per flight with pricing designed to fit between discounted and full fare first class rates, around $500 per hour, so under $2,000 for a roundtrip between Chicago and New York.
Surf Air is announcing 10 new routes next week, including flights to Milan, Munich, Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva, Nice, Basel and Brussels
After nine months of seemingly being stuck in neutral, it turns out Surf Air Europe is going to significantly expand its flying there. In terms of keeping track of what’s happening, it has been a winding road for us. A few weeks ago we heard that Surf Air had laid off some of their sales, marketing and support team. Operations, which are contracted out to Flexjet Ltd., were apparently not impacted, however, it did cause us to take a step back and wonder what was going on.
The new offer leverages JetSuite’s dual approach to private aviation, giving its SuiteKey members free flights on JetSuiteX’s schedule semi-private flights
JetSuite, Inc. has launched a special promotion it is calling X Unlimited enabling SuiteKey Jet Card members who join or renew before March 31, 2018 to gain complimentary access to seats on JetSuiteX semi-private flights. SuiteKey memberships range from $50,000 to $400,000. The deal will be attractive to those of you who mix private and commercial flying, particularly if you are California or Las Vegas-based and leverages the dual approach the operator has taken to private flying.