Clay Lacy reported a 23% annual increase in charter activity during 2017
Clay Lacy Aviation, which manages private jets offering on-demand charter and its own Jet Card program has added 10 new charter jets and three new cities following a 23% in charter activity during 2017. New locations include Miami-Opa Locka Airport, Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire, and Lewis University Airport outside Chicago/Romeoville, Illinois.
TraqPAK reports 2017 was a good year for private jet operators, including fractional, charter and Jet Cards
Business aviation eclipsed three million flights for the first time since 2008, according to TRAQPak. Overall, total business flight activity in 2017 was at the highest rate of growth since 2014. Flight activity increased across all operational categories for a combined increase of 3.9%. The researcher said, 2017 produced year over year increases each month, with Thursday continuing to be the busiest day of the week for flight activity.
Star Jets International sells on-demand charter and Jet Cards
Blue Star Jets founder Ricky Sitomer is moving forward with his new venture, Star Jets International, with his goal of acquiring other charter brokers. Advanced Defense Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK:ADCF) (OTC PINK:ADCFD) announced that FINRA approved its corporate actions application for a corporate name change to Star Jets International, Inc., a new stock symbol, JETR, representing its business as a private jet charter company, and a 1-for-100 reverse stock split; all to be effective as of February 12, 2018.
The Florida-based Jet Card seller calculates flight charges by the mile instead of the hour
Airstream Jets, which sells Jet Cards charging by the mile, instead of the hour, is offering $750 off Silver Distance Card and $4,000 off a Gold Distance Card through February 14, 2018. The savings represent a 4% discount from the regular buy-in prices of $25,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Access by private jets and turboprops enable companies to better serve hard to get to locations bringing money and jobs. Jet Cards have made it easier for companies to use business aviation
Jet Cards have made travel easier for companies by enabling them to leverage the benefits of private jet travel for employees and customers without the long-term commitment and expense of full or fractional ownership. At the same time Jet Cards provide companies the ability to tightly control budgets and who is flying, as well as ensure providers meet the duty of care standards for sourcing aircraft and flight crew. Now, according to advocacy group No Plane No Gain, two governors in the Southeast have recognized that having their rural general aviation airports upgraded to business aviation standards is a key element in driving increased economic development in these areas.
The new offer leverages JetSuite’s dual approach to private aviation, giving its SuiteKey members free flights on JetSuiteX’s schedule semi-private flights
JetSuite, Inc. has launched a special promotion it is calling X Unlimited enabling SuiteKey Jet Card members who join or renew before March 31, 2018 to gain complimentary access to seats on JetSuiteX semi-private flights. SuiteKey memberships range from $50,000 to $400,000. The deal will be attractive to those of you who mix private and commercial flying, particularly if you are California or Las Vegas-based and leverages the dual approach the operator has taken to private flying.
TapJets is claiming its technology is disrupting the private aviation market, however, it now faces a severe challenge to its operations from the FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against TapJets, Inc. of Spring, Texas and Fargo, North Dakota, for allegedly conducting passenger-carrying flights using unqualified pilots and operating unauthorized aircraft.