U.K.-based on-demand charter broker Victor will bring a “floating balance” prepaid program to the U.S. by early next year
Fast growing on-demand charter broker Victor said it will launch a program with a prepaid option for U.S. customers in early 2018. The U.K. company is not going to offer guaranteed availability or hourly rates so it will be more in line with what used to be described as block charter. Clive Jackson, Victor’s founder and CEO tells Private Jet Card Comparisons a similar program offered in Europe has been highly successful.
You can celebrate New Year’s twice, first in Australia, then in Hawaii, with a special charter PrivateFly is offering at $290,000 for the entire Gulfstream G650
U.K. based on-demand broker and jet card seller PrivateFly is offering a bespoke 24-hour private jet itinerary that will enable you to celebrate the end of 2017 and start of 2018 twice.
The Caribbean, Hamptons, Ibiza, Palma and Nice were the hottest private jet destinations during the summer
Against a background of double-digit growth in private jet charter, Air Partner PLC said private jet inquiries spiked 53% during the summer compared to last year driven by the U.S. and U.K. Reasons for flying ranged from family holidays and business trips to sporting, film and music events.
Chartering a private jet is much more than getting quotes for the hourly rate
Not all private aviation operators are the same. Before you charter a private aircraft, the National Business Aviation Association suggests you ask these questions. Keep in mind that one advantage of jet cards is your provider has set specific sourcing standards, so you only have to go through this once as opposed to every trip or each time there is a switch in the operator. You can compare over 100 jet cards by 65 variables by becoming a subscriber to Private Jet Card Comparisons. There’s more information here. Before chartering a private jet, the questions below will help you find an operator that you are comfortable with.
Stellar is developing technology it says will enable real-time private jet charter bookings
Here’s a surprise: Business aviation accounts for nearly 29% of all consumer spending on air travel in the United States and has nearly the same daily flight activity as commercial aviation, however, the process of booking private jet charters is still very much based on phone calls and emails.
Stellar Labs, Inc. which says it enables real-time bookings of on-demand private jet charters, today announced it has raised $26.3 million in Series A equity financing from Global Jet Capital, a provider of corporate aircraft financing solutions capitalized by The Carlyle Group, Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners, and AE Industrial Partners, Columbia Equity Partners and Expa. In a press release, Stellar said combined with previous equity rounds and funding from Rockwell Collins, Stellar is investing over $50 million in its next-generation technology platform for business aviation. The company projects advances like it is making will triple the charter market in the next “six to eight years.”
Wholesale Jet Club features memberships with a straight 3.5% markup from operator pricing
Wholesale Jet Club is a sister company of JetSet Group, both started by former Blue Star Jets executive Steven S. Orfali, however, they each have different business models, JetSet Group being a more typical broker program while Wholesale Jet Club provides both jet cards with guaranteed pricing and wholesale on-demand jet charter.
The private jet operator is updating leathers, fabrics and finishes on it Challenger 300s and Citation Xs
XOJET has confirmed an ongoing fleet update program covering aircraft in its fleet of 41 Challenger 300s and Citation Xs. Chief Commercial Officer James Henderson tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, “XOJET is committed to a proactive program of refurbishing and maintaining the fleet.”