Start-up Piaggio P.180 provider AeroVanti is increasing hourly rates by $500 and says it still plans acquisitions
AeroVanti will increase hourly rates on Jan. 1. At that time, hourly pricing east of the Mississippi goes to $2,450 from $1,950. Its flights west of the Mississippi will continue to carry a $500 surcharge.
Piaggio program AeroVanti has ended its agreement with Brazos Valley Air Charter to operate P.180 flights for members
AeroVanti, which launched operations at the beginning of the summer, is pivoting away from Brazos Valley Air Charter. An official with Brazos confirmed the split
Piaggeo P.180 jet card provider AeroVanti is adding a limited guaranteed availability option offering 150 hours per year as it plans fleet expansion
AeroVanti is on the verge of acquiring a Part 135 operator that will add seven turboprops, light, and midsize jets to its current fleet of five Piaggio P.180s. It is also planning an order for up to 72 new aircraft from Piaggio and is launching a Top Gun guaranteed availability tier with limited availability. The 2021 start-up is boosting customer service as it seeks to keep up with the demand that is five-fold higher than anticipated.
On the surface, Annapolis, Maryland-based AeroVanti, turns the clock back to 2013. That’s when Kenny Dichter launched the Beechcraft King Air into a mainstream private aviation charter solution using huge stars like Tom Brady and Serena Williams climbing aboard the turboprop and selling memberships through Costco. It also resurrects the aircraft that Avantair popularized before its 2014 bankruptcy. Serial entrepreneur Patrick Britton-Harr hopes his new venture will follow the former than the latter. With an hourly rate of just $1,995 plus 7.5% Federal Excise Tax, like Dichter, he wants to move first-timers from the airlines to fly privately.