The U.K.-based seller of jet cards and on-demand charter has
opened its first office in Texas.
Air Partner, the London-based global aviation services group,
said its first office in the Lone Star state, in this case, Houston, is now
open. This comes on the heels of the company’s Los Angeles office launch in
2018, and adds to Air Partner’s presence in key markets across the United
States, with offices currently located in Fort Lauderdale, New York City and
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Amid fears of slipping to negative growth, business aviation
activity saw a slight gain year-over-year in January
ARGUS TRAQPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity indicates that January 2019 recorded an increase of 0.7%. The results by operational category were mixed with fractional operator activity, again, posting the largest yearly increase, up 4.9% year over year. NetJets and Flexjet make up about 80% of all fractional private jet flights. Part 91 activity posted an increase of 1.0%, while Part 135 activity declined for the eighth straight month, down 0.9%.
The two subsidiaries of Vista Global posted significant gains in memberships and flying last year
In separate press releases, private jet operators VistaJet and XOJET released results from 2018. VistaJet said the figures are preliminary and subject to change after auditing. Both are now part of Vista Global, a Dubai-based holding company which served as a vehicle to buy XOJET last September.
The Super Bowl’s reign as champion of private jet travel may end this year, according to a prediction by Air Charter Service
While the U.S. government may not be contributing to the private jet count at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos due to the current shutdown, Air Charter Service, a broker that sells jet cards and on-demand charter, says it will still be a record showing. The company predicts there will be 1,500 private jet flights over the week.