From price to destinations, PrivateFly reveals the latest trends in on-demand charter

The charter and dynamic-pricing jet card provider updated its most popular destinations, pricing, aircraft types and other metrics

 

PrivateFly, which in September was acquired by Directional Aviation (owner of Flexjet, Sentient, Skyjet and Nextant Aviation among others), has published its latest quarterly review of trends in the on-demand charter market, at least based on its customers. Among the highlights – which covered July through September, travel to the Adirondacks made its most popular destinations for the first time while the Cessna Citation Mustang emerged as the favorite aircraft. Adam Twidell, the CEO said clients chose to book ahead of time to secure their summer travel plans with 25% of flights booked at least 30 days before departure. August 4th was the single busiest day for flights, with Fridays busy all quarter. 

DashJet wants to make a name in the jet card space with completely customized programs

Iowa-based DashJet represents the continued growth in jet card offerings, including some innovative twists

 

Iowa-based DashJet earlier this year quietly launched a jet card program. It shares common ownership with Exec 1 Aviation, so it represents the continued interest in operators to get into the jet card game. And despite its Midwestern base, the company is selling a national program. Its take is to strip out some of those annoying surcharges like taxi time and price others such as fees to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean at cost.

Magellan Jets is adding “Big Game” sporting experiences for new members who buy 50-hour jet cards

With the purchase of a 50-hour membership on a super-mid or heavy aircraft by the end of the year, new members will have their choice of hospitality at the Super Bowl, Masters or Kentucky Derby

 

In an effort to expand its experiential offerings, jet card broker Magellan Jets is offering new members their choice of any of hospitality packages to three of the biggest sporting events in 2019 to be included as a gift. Recently it added a partnership with St. Barth properties and Worth Avenue Yachts. Now, with the purchase of a 50-hour membership on a super-midsize or heavy aircraft, members can choose one three VIP sporting events packages. All packages are for two guests and subject to availability at the time of booking. Additional tickets are available upon request. 

Sentient Jet extends its partnership with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The jet card broker continues to have a major focus on sponsorships around world-class horse racing

 

Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet said today it will continue as the Official Private Aviation Partner of the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. 

Magellan Jets highlights best alternate airports for your private jet ski vacations

One benefit of flying privately is the ability to access alternate airports during bad weather

 

Winter weather in the mountains can mean airport closings and delays. Jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets says one benefit of flying privately to your ski vacation means while commercial fliers see their trips canceled, there’s always a backup plan with private jets. It says, “The Magellan Jets team is always prepared to give our clients up to the minute notifications when and if your flight’s plans must change due to weather at any of these airports.” Recently it outlined U.S. destinations most likely to be impacted by extreme weather and best alternate airports.