Fractional private jet flights rebound in May

NetJets and Directional’s Flexjet and Flight Options account for 85% of fractional fleet flying, according to Argus Traqpak

There’s a reason for optimism in Ohio this weekend. The state is home to NetJets and Directional Aviation’s Flexjet and Flight Options, which combined account for 85% of North American fractional flight activity.

Clay Lacy, Jet Linx lead private jet CARES Act recipients

CARES Act Clay Lacy Jet Linx

Clay Lacy Aviation received $26.9 million while Jet Linx Aviation was given $20 million, according to U.S. Treasury documents

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, XOJET Aviation and related companies were notably absent from the Treasury Department’s list of COVID-19 aide recipients

See the full list of aviation companies receiving CARES Act Coronavirus financial support

In a list dated April 27th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published names of 96 companies receiving some of the $32 billion earmarked to preserve aviation jobs. The list includes both airlines and private jet operators.

The act specified grants needed to be based on payroll expenses from April 2019 through September 2019, subject to proration. Funds must be used for the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits. 

NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, VistaJet capture Departures magazine’s Legends award

The magazine goes to American Express Centurion and Platinum cardmembers. All four private jet companies are repeat winners from last year’s inaugural contest

The editors of Departures magazine have released their picks for its Legends Awards.

In the private aviation category, the winners are NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, and VistaJet.

NetJets commits to COVID-19 testing for 100% of crewmembers

NetJets flies COVID-19 tests from China

Earlier this week, the world’s largest private jet operator delivered 500,000 COVID-19 antibody tests from China for U.S. healthcare workers and first responders

As the economy begins to reopen and NetJets plans to bring employees back into its offices, it has continued its efforts to bring needed medical supplies to first responders.  

Today, in a letter to customers, NetJets said it has also secured tests and set procedures for testing 100% of crewmembers and other employees for COVID-19.

NetJets adds the Citation Latitude, Challenger 350 and 650 to jet card line-up

NetJets cost

The new private jets replace previous offerings for the Falcon 2000 and Citation X

Last month we reported NetJets restructured its jet card program eliminating fuel surcharges and cutting prices.

It also added jet cards with the Cessna Citation Latitude and Bombardier’s Challenger 350 and 650 in both its Classic Card (nee Marquis Jet) and Elite Card formats.

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