Air Chicago is hoping to launch a buy-the-seat private jet shuttle service offering Chicagoans roundtrip same day flights to key business cities
AirChicago which wants to grow its network to 30 of the most traveled routes from Chicago and then replicate the model in other cities and is hoping to get off the ground in June. Members can book seats on scheduled private jet flights using private terminal facilities to avoid the commercial airport experience and save time. To give potential members a chance to meet and greet executives and tour the FBO that will be home to its operations, the upstart private jet operator has set a series of open house dates in May. Attendees will receive a 50% discount off their first year’s membership.
JetSmarter is offering a free 60-day trial membership if you can prove you are already a user of whole aircraft, ownership, charter or have an active jet card
JetSmarter said today the company will offer a complimentary 60-day trial for its JetSmarter membership program as an alternative to jet cards and fractional ownership. The program enables members to create on-demand charter flights. To be eligible travelers must provide proof of one of the following: Charter expenses over $50,000, an existing jet card, aircraft ownership or membership with another private jet company.
Following its new individual membership program, private jet membership seller JetSmarter is adding a family program
After quietly changing its membership model last month by limiting its $15,000 per year Smart program to renewals for existing customers and rolling out a new lower-priced offering for individuals, JetSmarter is now going after families.
Surf Air’s growth in Europe has been tepid so far, however, it and others continue to pursue a by the seat private aviation model against a backdrop of mixed results
Seat sharing, where travelers buy single seats on private aircraft, either via memberships or on individual flights, is considered a growth area for business aviation getting plenty of play in consumer media. The major benefit is saving time at airports by using private aviation facilities while paying prices at or near what the commercial airlines charge. For short hops, it can cut total travel time significantly. However, the model may be in trouble once again. Two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that upstart Surf Air Europe has recently pared back its marketing and sales team there.