PrivateFly, JetSuite, JSX, GlobeAir share Covid-19 private jet rescue flight stories

Coronavirus private jet travel

As the airlines cancel thousands of flights and suspend key routes, private aviation companies are sharing tales from the front lines

Repatriation flights by private aviation companies are bringing stranded travelers home

With airline schedules and operations in disarray, private aviation providers are filling the gap, getting repatriating citizens home safely.

Earlier today, Austria-based GlobeAir said it had repatriated 26 passengers. The travelers were mostly departing from France, Switzerland, and Spain trying to reach Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company uses Cessna Citation Mustangs that seat up to four passengers.

Surf Air buys online private aviation marketplace BlackBird Air; Creates Surf Air Mobility Corporation

Surf Air acquires BlackBird

The new entity wants to ‘transform’ the 50-to-400-mile mobility market

50% of all flights are under 500 miles, it says

BlackBird was recently under FAA scrutiny

Surf Air has been trying to fly past liquidation of its European arm, a lawsuit with a former operator and IRS tax lien

Plans call for phasing out the BlackBird Air name

Los Angeles-based Surf Air said it has acquired BlackBird Air, an online aviation marketplace that has been under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Authority.

Is Sentient Jet launching a jet card in Europe?

Sentient Jet

The originator of the jet card already offers fixed rates in Europe for U.S. customers

During the Corporate Jet Investor conference taking place this week in London, Boston-based Sentient Jet offered a tweet hinting at something.

It read, “Sentient Jet in Europe? Hmm…”

So is Sentient Jet planning to launch a jet card for customers in Europe?

PrivateFly releases 2019 Private Jet Charter Trends report

private jet charter trends

Despite one charter from booking to take off in 16 minutes, lead time for private jet charter flights actually increased

Private jet rental broker PrivateFly has updated its quarterly reports with an annual recap of trends and milestones for 2019.

Of note, it recorded its fastest-ever ‘go now’ flight – just 16 minutes from inquiry to take-off for a client flying from New York to Nashville.

PrivateFly sets “Taylor and Burton” private jet getaway

private jet charter to Mexico

Directional Aviation’s on-demand private jet charter broker PrivateFly is again partnering with Casa Kimberly, a luxury boutique hotel built from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s longtime home in Puerto Vallarta.

The itinerary includes round-trip private jet flights to Puerto Vallarta via PrivateFly; a three-night stay in the Elizabeth Taylor Suite at Casa Kimberly; a sunset champagne sail; spa treatments for two; five-star dining experiences and more.

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