An inside look at NetJets’ jet card programs

From the Citation Excel/XLS to the Gulfstream G450 if you think NetJets is just for fractional ownership and leases think again

 

Go to the NetJets website and you might be surprised at how little information you find about specific programs, particularly its jet card programs. While there is a nice directory of the various aircraft types that make up its 700 strong fleet of private jets, the wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway publishes the fewest details we’ve seen from any jet card seller. Yesterday, we talked extensively with executive vice president Pat Gallagher about the company’s programs. 

What’s the best fractional jet card?

Fractional jet cards are sourced from the fleets of companies that sell fractional ownership shares such as NetJets, Flexjet and Nicholas Air. But not all fractional share providers sell jet cards with PlaneSense as an example.

Flexjet to add exclusive private jet terminal at Dallas Love Field

Flexjet’s new terminal will be dedicated for its fractional shareowners, program and jet card members. Dallas Love Field is one of the busiest private aviation airports in the U.S.

 

When a private jet is not enough, you need a private jet terminal. While FBOs – the industry term for private jet terminals – are a world away from commercial airline terminals, at busy airports during peak times and weather disruptions, yes they can get crowded. Flexjet LLC, today announced the relocation of its Dallas operations to the Braniff Centre, a 26-acre redevelopment project on Dallas Love Field (ICAO: KDAL) creating a private terminal exclusive to its customers.. 

Sentient Jet debuts new website; Forecasts $300 million in 2018 jet card sales

The jet card seller says it just had its best quarter in over 10 years in both revenues and hours flown

 

Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet has launched a new website featuring operational and visual enhancements to improve the customer experience the company said in a press release. In the announcement, Sentient (other Directional companies include Flexjet and Skyjet) said the website launch follows several technological milestones for the company, including the launch of a new mobile application in 2016. On the business side, the company said it is forecasting nearly $300 million in jet card sales in 2018 and just recorded its most successful quarter in terms of both sales and flying volume in over 10 years. 

Here’s why jet cards are the hot spot of private aviation

The diversity of jet cards has never been wider with more options and more programs from pay as you go membership to global products

 

When Sentient Jet pioneered the jet card in the late 1990s, the jet card was a defined and narrow niche. Sold in increments of 25 hours, the jet card was thought of specifically for folks who flew privately between 25 and 49 hours over the course of one to two years. The offerings were based on private jets alone. Wow, times have changed. Today there are over 35 providers and more than 250 programs. Private Jet Card Comparisons has identified over 65 variables that differentiate the offerings. What’s more, you can now find programs offering turboprops and even piston aircraft up to airliner size jet access.