PlaneSense is launching its first jet fractional share program, but here’s why there will be no jet cards
While New Hampshire based fractional share provider PlaneSense recently moved into the jet age by taking delivery of its first Pilatus PC-24 twin-engine jet, don’t expect the company to begin offering jet cards. Last year, PlaneSense added four Nextant 400XTi jets as a prelude to its first jet fractional program that is being built around the six PC-24s coming online by the end of next year.
The all-you-can-fly membership program has added on-demand charter to its offerings
Surf Air is adding on-demand charter to its fly as much as you want by the seat membership programs. The new Surf Anywhere aircraft options include short, medium and long-haul planes. As an incentive to use its brokerage, Surf Air is giving charter customers a free membership for its Surf Air Escapes program, a $2,500 value.
The fractional share provider is known for its Pilatus PC-12 fleet of turboprops
Fractional share provider PlaneSense, Inc., received of the world’s first Pilatus PC-24 jet at its headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire today. It marks the company’s move into expanded jet products having built its business on the back of the PC-12 turboprop. It also offers the Nextant 400 XTi. PlaneSense is expecting a total of six PC-24 jets by end of 2019, the largest order received by Pilatus in its current order book.
By using private jet terminals, Surf Air can cut total travel time by more than half
Less than six months after taking flight, the all you can fly membership airline is making a big move, just a short distance, moving its London operations some 50 miles from Luton Airport to London City Airport in December. Initially, the schedule will feature the same weekday daily nonstops to Zurich with plans to go double daily in the coming months, CEO Simon Talling-Smith tells Private Jet Card Comparisons. He adds, “We will be operating our first (Pilatus) PC-12s from the Zurich base into Luxembourg and Munich (and) we’re also looking carefully at Zurich-Frankfurt and Zurich-Brussels.”
The Pilatus PC-12 operator merged earlier this month with Texas-based RISE
As Surf Air Europe launches, Private Jet Card Comparisons can confirm that Jeff Potter has left the U.S. unit where he was CEO of the private flight membership company, which has popularized the single turboprop Pilatus PC-12. The move apparently took place earlier this month but has yet to be reported and the company, which is privately held, did not issue a press release. Wikipedia still lists Potter as the CEO.