When is a jet card not a jet card? When it’s a turboprop or piston aircraft – which for shorter flights might be the perfect solution
The number of jet card programs and providers has more than doubled in the past 10 years in large part because card memberships are the easy way to charter an aircraft – as close to that tap and go Uber analogy many like to use as you can get. What’s more, you can buy jet cards in chunks ranging from five hours up to 100 hours, so you don’t have the three to five-year commitment of buying a fractional aircraft share. Of course, the trick is finding the right program for your needs, and while many programs offer all sizes and shapes of jets, not all programs off turboprop or piston solutions.
Consumer tech executive Joe Cohen replaces founder Clive Jackson who is now CEO of Alyssum Group, a recently formed holding company that is Victor’s parent
Online focused private jet charter broker Victor has appointed Joe Cohen as CEO. According to a press release, he is tasked with accelerating the company’s growth and leading its aspirations to become a global player. The company is based in London and has been building its U.S. profile over the last several years.
The company sells both jet cards and on-demand charter with a focus on its website and personal support. A one-way flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Very Light Jet is approximately $6,000
On-demand private jet charter broker and jet card seller PrivateFly says Los Angeles is its busiest U.S. destination for its customers. Overall, for the first quarter of 2018 London and Paris were first and second.
If you aren’t sure you will need 25 hours over the next two years these programs, which start at five hours and $15,000, are an alternative to on-demand private jet charter
Jet cards are the hot spot of private aviation bridging the gap between on-demand charter and fractional or full aircraft ownership. Jet cards make flying easy with one call or some taps on your smartphone to arrange your flight. Many programs have guaranteed availability with one-way fixed rates so you know what you will be paying ahead of the time. You also don’t have to pay for positioning flights. Lead time to make a reservation can be as little as eight hours and unlike charter, you may be able to cancel within hours of your flight with no penalty.
The private jet charter and jet card broker is using its anniversary to share fun memories from its first decade
PrivateFly is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by publishing a list of its 10 most memorable flights. “In private aviation every flight is different, and there’s a story behind each one – showing where and why people fly. We’ve enjoyed picking out some of the unforgettable flights over the past 10 years, to give a fascinating and often surprising insight into private jet travel today,” says Adam Twidell, CEO and co-founder.