PrivateFly releases Q2 private jet charter trends

From top destinations, from when travelers book and the most popular times to fly, the charter broker offers insights

U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, which became part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation portfolio last year, released its quarterly trends report on private jet travel.

Among the highlights was the percentage of female fliers increased to 29%, up two points, while 48% of all bookings were within a week of travel, down a point from 2018’s second quarter.

PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell pictured in lead) said, “Our business grew considerably as we integrated our sister company Skyjet into PrivateFly,” noting, “This edition of Private Jet Charter Trends reflects our bigger footprint in the USA for the first time analyzing thousands of searches and booked flights.”

PrivateFly launches New York – Los Angeles, Bay Area fixed-rate pricing at $29,000

PrivateFly is expanding its fixed-rate, one-way flight pricing for the summer using the Challenger 300

PrivateFly is offering fixed-rate, one-way pricing for two key cross-country routes this summer using the Bombardier Challenger 300. Price is $29,000 for a one-way charter of the whole aircraft, which seats eight. The move follows its rollout of similar by the flight fixed prices under the City Pairs banner in Europe.

Skyjet rebrands, integrates with PrivateFly; Slashes Explorer membership price by 47%

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Through the end of April, the former Skyjet Explorer pay-as-you-go fixed rate jet card is being discounted to $5,000

Directional Aviation’s OneSky, which owns Flexjet and Sentient Jet, said it has merged its Skyjet brand into PrivateFly, which it had acquired last September. Skyjet was acquired by Directional in 2014 as part of Bombardier’s divestiture of its fractional share arm Flexjet. The Skyjet team is being merged into PrivateFly under Adam Twidell, the co-founder and CEO of PrivateFly.

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.

Sentient sets end-of-year special offers, including Neiman Marcus gift cards

The jet card provider is offering $5,000 in flight credits and a $1,000 Neiman Marcus gift card in addition to a philanthropic tie-in with No Kid Hungry

 

Jet card broker Sentient Jet is planning several promotions valid through the end of the year that combine discounts, gift cards and philanthropy. The offers run through the end of the year.