In case you don’t read emails from your jet card company, here is our recap changes programs have been making in recent months
As private jet flying has reached record levels, capacity is being stretched. Providers are trying to line up more capacity. However, jet card rates, which in the past hadn’t changed for years at a time, have been on the rise. The midyear timing speaks to what’s happening in the market.
Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
The third-largest Part 135 operator, EJM has joined NetJets, creating a waitlist for its Ascend membership as demand spikes
Days after NetJets said it was suspending jet card sales across the board, its aircraft management arm Executive Jet Management, known as EJM, is now following suit. Both are owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
After putting the brakes on jet card sales over the past couple of months, NetJets is coming to a full and halting stop.