PrivateFly launches Directional Aviation into Europe’s jet card market

PrivateFly Jet Card

A week after the parent of Flexjet and Sentient Jet debuted a new U.S. on-demand charter brand, PrivateFly is bringing the company’s first fixed-rate, guaranteed availability private jet membership to Europe

Buoyed by requests from ad hoc charter customers and newcomers to private aviation, PrivateFly is launching a fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card.

For parent Directional Aviation, it now joins NetJets, Vista Global’s VistaJet and XO, Air Partner, and Air Charter Service with fixed-rate card programs on both sides of the Atlantic.

GlobeAir reports a record-busting July for private jet flights in Europe

GlobeAir private jet charter operator

Very Light Jet operator GlobeAir says year-over-year flights in July were up 8.6% with net sales jumping 11.3%

GlobeAir is adding to the good news coming from Europe. Last week NetJets announced it was hiring back furloughed pilots at its subsidiary there. It also said it was reversing plans to ground some of its European fleet there it had designated for retirement.

NetJets reboots Europe; plans to add 60 private jets

NetJets to add 60 private jets

The largest private jet operator in the world is taking a bullish approach towards the demand for private jet travel in a COVID-19 world

After taking a cautious approach at the beginning of the current COVID-19 pandemic, NetJets has turned into a bull.

In an email to customers today, NetJets president Patrick Gallagher wrote, “Private aviation fared much better and has rebounded faster, though it is not yet back to pre-pandemic levels.”

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