Air Partner adds an office in Houston

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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 Washington, D.C.

Private Jet Card Comparisons debuts Best Private Jet Charter Brokers Guide

Top private jet charter brokers

Best Private Jet Charter Brokers Guide is the first guide that takes into account ARGUS and Wyvern certification along with Trustpilot, Facebook, Glassdoor and Better Business Bureau ratings

There more than 3,000 private aviation charter brokers and charter operators globally. To help paid subscribers more easily find those brokers who have registered and certified themselves as well as the largest floating fleet operators and jet card providers who also offer on-demand brokerage services, Private Jet Card Comparisons has created Best Private Jet Charter Brokers Guide.

84 leading private jet charter brokers in one place

Fractional share activity pushes a .07% increase in private jet activity in January

NetJets, Flexjet and the fractional category powered January 2019 business aviation gains

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%.

VistaJet, XOJET report 2018 results

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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.

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.