Magellan Jets offers both category and aircraft specific jet card membership programs and features a safety program that goes beyond the third-party rating agencies
The number of jet card sellers continues to expand, powered by broker-based programs. Broker cards source aircraft from the more than 7,000 aircraft in the FAA Part 135 approved charter fleet, whereas operator cards mostly use aircraft their company either owns or manages. I say mainly because during peak periods many operators have to go outside their fleet to source lift. While there are multiple variances between every card program, those of you who prefer operator programs tend to cite being able to buy a specific aircraft type instead of category and operational oversight of planes and flight crew.
The best way to get the best price and experience is to start planning now
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays are fast approaching, and what it means is that for peak days fractional owners and private jet card members will be on the move. If you are thinking about chartering a private jet, a large portion of the fleet will be active, being used by program members. Jet card and charter seller Magellan Jets has published some helpful tips we are passing along.
The jet card broker has also enhanced its “build your own jet card feature” on its website
Promotionally minded Magellan Jets is rolling out a number of promotions valid now through December 31, 2017. The jet card broker also says it has enhanced its Bespoke Individual Membership feature on its website enabling users to “create” their own jet card. Magellan recently introduced a new corporate jet card program targeting businesses that need over 100 hours per year in charters. That initiative was first reported here by Private Jet Card Comparisons. All Magellan jet card products have guaranteed availability and rates.
Magellan Jets says revenues have grown by 120% in the past two years
Look for Magellan Jets this coming week to launch a new Corporate Membership Program, Private Jet Card Comparisons has learned. The move also underscores that jet cards have become a powerful private aviation solution for companies that want the efficiencies of being able to use private jets but also want to keep a tight lid on expenses.
Flexjet jet cards start at $162,000 for 25 hours on an Embraer Phenom 300 and $249,000 for a Challenger 300
So you’ve been reading about the Flexjet Red Label LXi fleet with its customized luxury interiors, including the Gulfstream G650 and 500, the Bombardier Global Express, Challenger 350 and Embraer Legacy 450. While NetJets offers a wide range of jet cards across its fleet of fractional aircraft, we wondered why Flexjet would only offer the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300 for its two jet cards.
The jet card seller has carved a niche in the market
In a continuation of our “Elevator Pitch” series, Anthony Tivnan, president of Magellan Jets gives you his best quick sales pitch. Next year, Magellan Jets turns 10 showing it has staying power among the ever increasing number of brokers who sell jet cards. The company does a good job balancing the hard sell which sometimes accompanies private aviation with a very good website where it regularly posts white papers about various elements of private aviation. There are also pilot and passenger reviews of various jet types. The company offers a variety of jet cards and enables you to customize your own jet card on its website.
The Hawker 800XP 25-hour jet card from Magellan Jets costs $7,387 per hour
If you are in the process of buying your next jet card, Magellan Jets is giving those of you who sign on for its Hawker 800XP Membership two reasons to seal the deal: For a 25-hour membership members receive a complimentary aircraft upgrade on your first flight, and for the 50-hour membership, members receive complimentary aircraft upgrades on your first and last flights.