Will Davos beat Super Bowl LIII when it comes to private jets?

Davos and the Super Bowl will each attract around 1,500 private jets

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.

PrivateFly’s CEO outlines business aviation ‘developments and challenges’ for 2019

Adam Twidell, CEO of the on-demand, tech-led charter company, and jet card seller shared what he believes you will be reading about in 2019

 

After a busy year in which PrivateFly was acquired by the Directional Aviation family of companies (Sentient Jet, Flexjet, Skyjet, Nextant Aerospace), its CEO Adam Twidell offered his crystal ball on the issues private jet travelers and the industry will see in 2019. Below are his comments:

Unity Jets’ director of safety completes Wyvern safety leadership program

The Director of Safety at Unity Jets Colin Milligan has completed the Wyvern Safety Leader Training Course, which makes Unity Jets among the first aviation brokerage firms to take this initiative, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. Unity offers dynamic pricing, deposit-based jet card programs.

Air Charter Service reports record revenue month in November

The on-demand charter broker and jet card seller reported the highest revenue in its history in November

 

Worldwide private jet charter broker and jet card seller Air Charter Service has reported that the company recorded revenue of more than £60 million ($75.5 million) last month, making it the record month in its history, beating the previous best of £52 million.

VistaJet parent closes on XOJET deal

The XOJET acquisition by Vista Global is a done deal, although Bloomberg reports its financing faced several hiccups on the way

 

Dubai-based Vista Global’s September announcement that it had reached an agreement to acquire XOJET has closed and has landed safely, but a report by Bloomberg suggests that some of the financings were hit by market turbulence. The acquisition dramatically increases Vista Global’s penetration of the U.S. business aviation market, the largest in the world. It has also said it plans to expand the XOJET brand globally from its U.S. base. The two entities combined operate approximately 115 super midsize and large cabin extended range jets, while XOJET brings a charter brokerage arm that contributes over $100 million in sales.