Private Jet Services (PJS) Group cut its teeth with corporate shuttles, touring rock stars, high octane IPO road shows and politicians whose plans change on a dime. Its relatively new Jet Card offerings are also impressive
New Hampshire-based Private Jet Services (PJS) Group has been around since 2003, but is relatively new to the Jet Card market, launching its program in 2014. Founded by its current CEO Greg Raiff, the company had long focused on live entertainment tours, political campaigns, corporate shuttles and roadshows as well as on-demand charter. Among its customers have been Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Guns N’ Roses and The Rolling Stones. Its sports clients have won 13 Stanley Cups, 10 World Series and eight NCAA Football Championships.
If you think private jets are just for big companies and the super rich, you’re wrong. Jet Cards enable even smaller companies to access private aviation
Business aviation employs over one million jobs in the U.S. spread over all 50 states. The result is over $200 billion in economic activity. But you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to gain the benefits of private aviation, according to research sponsored by No Plane No Gain, an advocacy group coordinated by the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
The XOJET Program Assistant enables users to identify the membership or program option that best fits their needs
Finding the right prepaid private aviation program or Jet Card can be difficult. There are over 250 programs out there and more than 30 providers. Individual providers have a myriad of solutions. But which one is right for you? As part of its new website launched last week XOJET has added a function called Program Assistant that will help you identify which of its programs best fit your needs.
Is XOJET in play? The company said it is looking at raising new funds, a merger, sale or strategic alliance.
In order to best position XOJET for continued growth and expansion, Perella Weinberg Partners has been engaged as a strategic advisor to explore a range of options that may include a capital raise, merger, sale of the company or a strategic alliance, according to a statement received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. The company was started in 2006 and has over 450 employees, 41 of its own aircraft and over 1,300 additional private jets in its broker network. The company has a 24/7 operations center spanning 21,000 sq. ft. in Sacramento, CA. The firm also recently completed the purchase of two Citation X aircraft and is planning to expand the fleet with additional aircraft acquisitions in 2018. Last year, it continued a refurbishment of its current fleet and launched a new membership fee model program. Current key investors include TPG Capital and Mubadala.
SLS South Beach and Delano Hotel guests get JetSmarter private jet memberships when they book a qualifying suite
Lifestyle hotel and nightlife provider SBE is giving you three months of access to JetSmarter shuttles and empty legs when you book specified suites at two of its hotels. The Suite Life by sbe is available at the SLS South Beach and Delano Hotel. There are two separate offerings for The Suite Life that vary by suite type. Tier 1 is applicable to all Signature Suites, One-Bedroom Suites and Bungalows. Tier 2 is the higher tier package inclusive of JetSmarter and is applicable to the highest suite categories at each hotel, specifically the Penthouses and Apartments. Guests of the Tier 2 package will receive access to JetSmarter through a 3-month membership program inclusive of a complimentary seat on select shuttle flights and empty legs. There is no end date for the program.
The Canadian private jet charter broker is bringing a fixed markup model to its Jet Card
Canada-based upstart Jettly is bringing its fixed pricing markup model of private jet charter to the Jet Card segment. It follows Wholesale Jet Club last year as well as Paramount Business Jets, which both sell Jet Cards using a fixed markup over operator pricing. U.K.-based Victor has said it will launch a deposit product in the U.S. early this year. In the case of Jettly and Wholesale Jet Club, the programs also include a monthly or annual fee in addition to the fixed markup.
TRAQPak analysts estimate there will be a 3.8% increase in overall flight activity year over year in February 2018
After having its best year since 2008 with over three million private aviation flights in North America during 2017, 2018 is off to a flying start.