Private Jet by the seat comes to Europe
As previously reported, Surf Air Europe last week launched on June 23rd with a single route from London’s Luton Airport to Ibiza, Spain. London to Cannes starts on July 4, and after that Zurich looks like it will join the network in September. The U.S. by the seat private aviation membership provider has been operating since 2013. This demonstrates Surf Air’s confidence in expanding this service into Europe.
Online on-demand charter broker Stratajet is tapping into women and more travelers under age 40, according to an interview with its CEO Jonny Nicol in Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings.
Only 20 months after its 2015 launch, Singapore-based Zetta Jet is building a niche in the ultra-long-haul transpacific market and is poised to expand its customer base in the U.S. after its acquisition last December of Advanced Aircraft Management. The latter, with a base at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, has been renamed Zetta Jet USA, Inc.
Online charter broker Stratajet has added Janesville, Wisconsin-based SC Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands to its inventory of aircraft customers can book via its online platform launched last year. SC Aviation operates lifth, mid and heavy aircraft and in over 50 years has never had an FAA violation, incident or accident. The operator flies over 6,000 flight hours annually. Stratajet now claims over 1,250 aircraft on its online platform.
The UK and US have launched a new in-flight cabin ban on electronics such as laptops, iPads and more. For UK passengers these devices are banned from hand luggage on all inbound flights direct from Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. For the US the rules apply to all inbound flights from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the UAE. Jeremy Palmer of private jet broker Hunt & Palmer tells how private aviation can help companies that are impacted.
Charter broker Vegas Jet is trying to carve a niche in the competitive on-demand private jet charter market via a newly announced alliance with Red Carpet VIP. The deal provides Vegas Jet customers VIP access bypassing long lines at a long list of hot clubs. According to a press release, when you charter from Vegas Jet for flights to Las Vegas, you will be personally met outside the club without having to wait.
Omaha, Nebraska-based Jet Linx has 1,300 clients and 90 airplanes and is expanding its private jet program to more of the country using what it describes as an Airbnb model.