UPDATED (Second Update): JetSmarter lawsuit referred to arbitration. What’s next?

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed August 3, 2018, accusing JetSmarter of fraudulent sales practices have withdrawn their action after the case was referred to arbitration

 

(August 15, 2018 – The attorney representing the Jacksons tells Private Jet Card Comparisons that the case did not go to arbitration, but was amicably settled. He declined additional comment)

In a filing made today, the attorney representing Kathleen and Ronald Jackson withdrew their claim against JetSmarter seeking at least $250,000 after they said they had been misled by the company. The filing stated, “This matter having been commenced by Plaintiffs through the filing of a Complaint; and no Defendant having filed an Answer or Motion; this action is hereby voluntarily DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro 41(a)(1)(A)(i).” According to a copy of the Civil Docket, the case has been referred to arbitration. 

ProspAir Jet Charter offers up to three free hours for referrals

The upcoming jet card seller is offering customers a chance to earn extra hours through September

 

ProspAir Jet Charter, whose parent Dumont Aviation operates a fleet of light, midsize, super midsize and heavy jets is offering customers a chance to earn up to three free hours through the end of September. The offer is open to customers who purchase a 25-hour jet card, and for each friend they refer who also buys a 25-hour card membership, they will a free hour up to three total hours. If your referral books a charter, you get a $1,500 credit. 

Air France continues Wijet partnership after U.K. collapse

Air France is vowing to stick with its private jet partner as it seeks to launch a new business model

 

Despite Wijet’s decision to shutter its U.K. subsidiary Blink and return its operating certificate that enables it to fly its own aircraft, commercial airline partner Air France undeterred says the relationship between the two companies will continue. 

VistaJet says new jet card members jumped 32% during the first half of 2018

VistaJet’s Program – its version of a jet card – saw contracts in Europe double while renewal hours increased 33% during the first half of the year

 

Malta-based VistaJet said sustained demand for its jet card, the Program, drove a 32% year-on-year increase in new members, with Europe doubling the number of new contracts against the same period last year. Renewal hours recorded a growth of 33% while flight hours and flight revenues both increased by 27%. The company added North America accounts for 25% of its flights. 

Air Partner says U.S. clients increased 80% during its last financial year

Opening up its Annual General Meeting Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa will cite a “strong performance” for its U.S. charter and jet card business

 

In Air Partner’s first annual general meeting since revealing an accounting mistake and having to suspend trading in its shares for nearly two weeks, it was mostly good news although CEO Mark Briffa addressed the company’s financial news problem. “We remain confident about the Group’s prospects for the remainder of the year. We have a strong net cash position and while we will incur a material one-off cost of £1.3 million in the current year as a result of the recent accounting review, we are determined to realize value from that unexpected cost by learning from its findings,” he will say via a prepared statement.