Through the end of April, the former Skyjet Explorer pay-as-you-go
fixed rate jet card is being discounted to $5,000
Directional Aviation’s OneSky, which owns Flexjet and Sentient Jet, said it has merged its Skyjet brand into PrivateFly, which it had acquired last September. Skyjet was acquired by Directional in 2014 as part of Bombardier’s divestiture of its fractional share arm Flexjet. The Skyjet team is being merged into PrivateFly under Adam Twidell, the co-founder and CEO of PrivateFly.
Despite limited growth, private air travel, particularly charter, is facing a slowdown, according to WingX
There were 66,736 business aviation departures in Europe
last month, a strong increase over February, but just 0.7% growth compared to
same month results for 2018, according to WingX an aviation consulting and data
company. The analyst said results were driven by a large increase in piston
traffic offsetting declines in business jet and turboprop. First quarter 2019
total activity was up 0.6% compared to 2018.
The jet card broker bases flight charges by miles instead of
Through the end of March, new buyers can save $500 off
Silver and $2,500 off a Gold Distance Card. Prices range between $9 and $24 per
mile based on size of jet and distance traveled. For example, a small jet (four
seats) is $12 per mile if you fly between 1,000 and 1,999 miles, so a
1,000-mile trek would cost $12,000.
The lead time to book flights with a jet card varies
For those of you that plan in advance, you may not need access to a private jet on short notice, but all things being equal it never hurts. Sometimes, life happens and you need to get from where you are to some other place quickly. Or sometimes, you may need to fly a business colleague or family member on short notice. If you are using your jet card for business, shorter windows can be an advantage.
Charter broker Paramount Business Jets makes a case for the
With the increasing profile of branded floating fleets – think Delta Private Jets,
JetSuite, VistaJet, Dumont Group, TMC, and Jet Edge – Virginia-based Paramount
Business Jets issued a press release to highlight the benefits of working
through a charter broker instead of directly with an operator.