The two most searched private aviation companies are surprisingly different
Each month there are over 50,000 unique online searches for both NetJets and Wheels Up. While each play in the consumer solutions sector of the private aviation space, their differences underline something that is often surprising to many, and that is there are significant differences between the various providers.
Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work
You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79.
While the NetJets name has been associated with top athletes who play in major competitions around-the-world, major entities such as the PGA and Art Basel, sometimes it’s all about your hometown. To that end, The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and NetJets announced yesterday the renewal of a multiyear partnership that is highlighted by naming rights to the Suite Level at Nationwide Arena. The newly branded elements of the NetJets Suite Level were unveiled to fans during Friday’s season-opening game as the Blue Jackets hosted the New York Islanders.
NetJets has launched the NetJets Elite Card. If you noticed something different, it is the first card we are aware of that doesn’t carry the Marquis Jet label, however, an official told Private Jet Card Comparisons, “The Marquis Jet name is still in use, we simply chose a different naming convention for this product.”
This is a bit confusing to a lot of people. NetJets is the world’s largest operator of private jets. It is owned by Berkshire Hathaway whose CEO is one of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffett. NetJets has an arm called Executive Jet Management, or EJM, that manages private jets on behalf of their owners. NetJets sells fractional shares in private jets. This is akin to a time share where you actually own part of a specific jet, but then get access to the fleet. The minimum share you can buy is 50 hours representing 1/16th of a plane.