Wheels Up gets $74 million in CARES Act funds

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Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC incorporates Wheels Up, Gama Aviation Signature, Delta Private Jets, TMC Jets, and Avianis

If it’s Friday night, it’s a good time to check the Treasury Department’s website for updates about CARES Act awards. Tonight’s reveal showed on June 10 a payroll support agreement providing $74.2 was executed with Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC.

Private Jet Card Comparisons COVID-19 Coronavirus Health and Safety Protocols by Company

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To help you quickly review the various policies and protocols implemented by private aviation providers selling jet cards and memberships, we’ve created a single page overview you can find here.

Clay Lacy, Jet Linx lead private jet CARES Act recipients

Clay Lacy

Clay Lacy Aviation received $26.9 million while Jet Linx Aviation was given $20 million, according to U.S. Treasury documents

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, XOJET Aviation and related companies were notably absent from the Treasury Department’s list of COVID-19 aide recipients

See the full list of aviation companies receiving CARES Act Coronavirus financial support

In a list dated April 27th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published names of 96 companies receiving some of the $32 billion earmarked to preserve aviation jobs. The list includes both airlines and private jet operators.

The act specified grants needed to be based on payroll expenses from April 2019 through September 2019, subject to proration. Funds must be used for the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits. 

Jet Card programs make pricing and policy updates in response to COVID-19

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Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the CARES Act waiving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax are impacting jet membership costs and terms

(Updated Oct. 23, 2020) To say the past month and a half has been a roller coaster for private aviation would be an understatement.

March started with high hopes. A spike in requests from first-timers who wanted to get to second homes or relocate family members kept activity close to normal.

Priester Aviation adds 10-hour jet card option

Priester Aviation

The private jet charter operator is offering a new, lower starting option as a response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

Starting for price for its Centerline jet card is dropping from $148,275 to around $55,000

Private jet operator Priester Aviation is reducing the buy-in for its Centerline jet card to 10 hours from 25 hours. The move means starting price is now around $55,000, down from close to $150,000.

Priester is the latest private aviation membership provider to create a new option in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.

The pandemic has created a need for short-notice evacuation and relocation flights.

Priester Aviation, Starflight Aviation added to Private Jet Card Comparisons’ analysis of leading jet card providers

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Priester Aviation and Starflight Aviation are both now part of the 65 + point comparison of jet cards offered by Private Jet Card Comparisons to its paid subscribers. By providing detailed information on their company as well as policies, both providers make it easier for consumers to find the right program for their unique flying needs.

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