Jet card seller Encore Jets is adding a shuttle service between the popular European summer resorts
Encore Jets and Scorpios Mykonos have partnered up this summer to launch and operate a pop up private jet shuttle service from June to August providing for the first nonstop flights on a private jet between Ibiza and Mykonos. Individuals and groups will be able to buy seats on the private jet shuttle. There are no nonstop flights on commercial airlines, and according to Google flights, the shortest connection is just under six hours with many connections 10 hours of travel time or more. The Encore Jets flight is timed at just under three hours each way and tickets are priced at 1,950 Euros one-way.
Surf Air’s growth in Europe has been tepid so far, however, it and others continue to pursue a by the seat private aviation model against a backdrop of mixed results
Seat sharing, where travelers buy single seats on private aircraft, either via memberships or on individual flights, is considered a growth area for business aviation getting plenty of play in consumer media. The major benefit is saving time at airports by using private aviation facilities while paying prices at or near what the commercial airlines charge. For short hops, it can cut total travel time significantly. However, the model may be in trouble once again. Two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that upstart Surf Air Europe has recently pared back its marketing and sales team there.
The members-only private jet company is selling members and non-members seats on private jet shuttles to the Super Bowl for $4,095 round trip
JetSmarter has announced today that they are offering private jet flights to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, from New York, Los Angeles and South Florida. JetSmarter is a members-only service, however, for the Big Game they are offering both non-members and members the opportunity to book seats on their scheduled private jet flights for $4,095 roundtrip, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons.
JetSmarter and Surf Air both offer scheduled flights on private jets which can be reserved by the seat
Birds of a feather flock together. Or at least in this case private jet shuttle operators JetSmarter and Surf Air, both have now made the move to use London City Airport for flights, moving away from Luton Airport. JetSmarter said yesterday “starting January” all JetShuttles under three hours of flight time are moving to LCY. Included are flights to Paris, Geneva (weekly Light Jet), Milan and Nice. Luton will retain shuttles to New York, Moscow and a weekly Heavy Jet to Geneva. Biggin Hill will have a flight to Malaga, Spain.
Jet card seller Sentient is launching its first private jet shuttle flight in November
Breeders’ Cup is one of thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious events, and Sentient Jet announced a partnership that will provide equestrian enthusiasts the chance to fly directly from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in San Diego to Lexington, Kentucky to attend the annual November Thoroughbred sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland. Consumers will be able to purchase individual seats on the Breeders’ Cup chartered aircraft, allowing them to enjoy the weekend’s races in Southern California and still arrive in Lexington in time for the sales.