PrivateFly partners with Elizabeth Taylor hideaway Casa Kimberly for $50,000 luxury trip

The itinerary is being offered from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, and the aircraft cost may vary based on the departure city, availability, group size and type of jet

 

On-demand charter and jet card broker PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly, luxury boutique hotel, built from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s longtime home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will collaborate on a romantic travel itinerary, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. 

Dumont Group is a name you will be hearing more about in the jet card and management space

The Delaware-based company is expanding beyond parts and maintenance, growing its charter operations via ownership and management, and ramping up its Santos Jet Card program alongside its ProspAir Jet Charter brokerage cards

 

In the world of private aviation, Dumont Group is best known for parts and maintenance, often buying used aircraft for components that can be used as replacements. That has been changing for a while and will be even more so – in a big way. As the company expands its aircraft management, it is becoming a well-sized charter operator owning and operating aircraft as well as operating and managing aircraft for owners, some who use the jets exclusively for themselves and others who allow Dumont to sell charter trips on them. 

Examining the case against jet cards

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What’s the best way to charter a private jet? Brokers often say on-demand charter beats jet cards. We look at the case one broker is making.

 

Needless to say, jet cards have been the hot spot of private aviation with the number of providers and programs having more than doubled in the past 10 years. Earlier today we received an email from a charter broker outlining its case against jet cards. Our position – despite our name – is that it’s not a black or white answer, but we were interested to see what the arguments were and to add our thoughts. 

Business Aviation Market Overview July 2018

The HondaJet cabin measures 222 cubic feet

A monthly in-depth update on the dynamics of business aviation from new private jets to used jet sales, private jet travel and other valuable insights for anyone who flies privately, including turboprops

 

To help provide a broader market overview beyond jet cards, this article is shared here with permission from AvBuyer.com   At the halfway point in the calendar year, Rollie Vincent, Editor, Market Indicators, assesses the current state and direction of the Business Aviation market.

by Rollie Vincent

As usual, we rely on a healthy combination of data, sprinkled in with a little hearsay, some hype and our own analyses to come up with our best estimates and insights as to where we stand at the halfway point of 2018. Flight utilization continues to increase in the key markets of North America and Europe, a sure and steady indicator of a gradually improving market. Increases Year-over-Year (YoY) in the low- to mid-single digit percentages are welcome developments, growing somewhat faster than the underlying fleet, with newer aircraft leading the pack.