Privé Jets adds partnership with high threat security company

Tangent Group International will offer security services for the jet card broker’s customers

Florida-based jet card broker Privé Jets has added travel security services via a new affiliate with Tangent Group International, which provides VIP services to protect UHNWs while traveling.

Jet Linx is adding a Minneapolis base, plans Florida and California acquisitions

Jet Linx

The Omaha-based management and jet card provider said it acquired Elliott Aviation’s private jet management business

Jet Linx, which has approximately 100 private jets under management and has been expanding its bases where it sells jet cards, is adding another dot on its growing map – Minneapolis. The latter is the result of its purchase of Elliott Aviation’s private jet management business. According to a press release, the acquisition was completed at the end of last week, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

PrivateFly expands fixed-rate, route-based pricing in Europe

PrivateFly

After testing fixed-rate, route-based pricing between London and Geneva, the on-demand charter broker is expanding its whole private jet offerings for the summer

PrivateFly is offering fixed by the flight private jet charter pricing for key European city pairs this summer, on specified routes to and from London, Paris, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, Palma, and Ibiza. The flights are on the Nextant 400XTi light jet. During the winter it had tested the concept between London and Geneva appealing to the U.K. ski market headed to Switzerland.

Skyjet rebrands, integrates with PrivateFly; Slashes Explorer membership price by 47%

JetSmarter

Through the end of April, the former Skyjet Explorer pay-as-you-go fixed rate jet card is being discounted to $5,000

Directional Aviation’s OneSky, which owns Flexjet and Sentient Jet, said it has merged its Skyjet brand into PrivateFly, which it had acquired last September. Skyjet was acquired by Directional in 2014 as part of Bombardier’s divestiture of its fractional share arm Flexjet. The Skyjet team is being merged into PrivateFly under Adam Twidell, the co-founder and CEO of PrivateFly.

Exclusive: Wheels Up is planning to target the under 10 hours per year private flier

Wheels Up

The pay-as-you-go jet card provider plans to introduce a new membership tier targeting lower frequency private air travelers in 2019

 

After helping develop the 25 hours per year private jet traveler with Marquis Jet Partners before selling it to NetJets, and then launching Wheels Up in 2013 with a pay-as-you-go model attractive to folks who fly under 25 hours per year, Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter says his next goal is to bring a branded, high-quality offering to people who fly under 10 hours per year.