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Private jet membership seller JetSmarter is launching more changes
JetSmarter continues to be in the news. On August 10, it put out a news release that it had obtained more funding. It still has not disclosed how much new money it raised, however, in what appears to be a communication to members published on the website Flyertalk, the jet membership seller laid out some significant changes.
The private jet and turboprop provider says its jet card membership program is reaching a wider audience
Private aviation membership provider Wheels Up has added KKR to its roster of investors, securing $90 million in debt financing as part of its plan to grow to 75 King Air 350is. It also operates the Citation XL/XLS. CEO and Founder Kenny Dichter broke the news this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He said the deal closed this past Friday. There was no information on the investment posted on either of the company’s websites. Other investors include Fidelity and T. Rowe Price. The company was launched in 2013.
The Pilatus PC-12 operator merged earlier this month with Texas-based RISE
As Surf Air Europe launches, Private Jet Card Comparisons can confirm that Jeff Potter has left the U.S. unit where he was CEO of the private flight membership company, which has popularized the single turboprop Pilatus PC-12. The move apparently took place earlier this month but has yet to be reported and the company, which is privately held, did not issue a press release. Wikipedia still lists Potter as the CEO.
Private Jet by the seat comes to Europe
As previously reported, Surf Air Europe last week launched on June 23rd with a single route from London’s Luton Airport to Ibiza, Spain. London to Cannes starts on July 4, and after that Zurich looks like it will join the network in September. The U.S. by the seat private aviation membership provider has been operating since 2013. This demonstrates Surf Air’s confidence in expanding this service into Europe.
Surf Air has launched in Europe, and it has a big opportunity, particularly for Londoners, but it will need to get its act together to make sure it fulfills its potential. Its first flight was last Friday on June 23, according to several reports.
With various user websites such as Flyertalk chattering about changes to JetSmarter’s shuttle services, helicopter transfers and that it no longer accepts American Express, Private Jet Card Comparisons reached out to the private aviation seller. We emailed the below questions to CMO Ronn Torossian, and their PR company responded in writing with answers attributed to CEO and Founder Sergey Petrossov. We also reached out to American Express but didn’t receive a response. JetSmarter did not answer our question as to change in overall shuttle flight volume year over year.