PrivateFly releases Q2 private jet charter trends

From top destinations, from when travelers book and the most popular times to fly, the charter broker offers insights

U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, which became part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation portfolio last year, released its quarterly trends report on private jet travel.

Among the highlights was the percentage of female fliers increased to 29%, up two points, while 48% of all bookings were within a week of travel, down a point from 2018’s second quarter.

PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell pictured in lead) said, “Our business grew considerably as we integrated our sister company Skyjet into PrivateFly,” noting, “This edition of Private Jet Charter Trends reflects our bigger footprint in the USA for the first time analyzing thousands of searches and booked flights.”

PrivateFly launches New York – Los Angeles, Bay Area fixed-rate pricing at $29,000

PrivateFly is expanding its fixed-rate, one-way flight pricing for the summer using the Challenger 300

PrivateFly is offering fixed-rate, one-way pricing for two key cross-country routes this summer using the Bombardier Challenger 300. Price is $29,000 for a one-way charter of the whole aircraft, which seats eight. The move follows its rollout of similar by the flight fixed prices under the City Pairs banner in Europe.

London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Geneva top PrivateFly’s most popular destination

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The Argus and Wyvern accredited broker of jet cards and on-demand charter released customer trends from Q1 2019

PrivateFly, which recently absorbed sister Directional Aviation broker Skyjet recently, said its customers were booking further in advance, flying in larger jets, spending more, but taking fewer people with them.

PrivateFly expands fixed-rate, route-based pricing in Europe

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After testing fixed-rate, route-based pricing between London and Geneva, the on-demand charter broker is expanding its whole private jet offerings for the summer

PrivateFly is offering fixed by the flight private jet charter pricing for key European city pairs this summer, on specified routes to and from London, Paris, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, Palma, and Ibiza. The flights are on the Nextant 400XTi light jet. During the winter it had tested the concept between London and Geneva appealing to the U.K. ski market headed to Switzerland.

Skyjet rebrands, integrates with PrivateFly; Slashes Explorer membership price by 47%

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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.