Surf Air sets limited Black Friday sale

Surf Air

Surf Air is offering limited discounts, including 20 flights for $6,900, or $345 per segment

Surf Air is having a Black Friday Sale with limited, discounted offers.

Set Jet’s private jet by-the-seat is more JetSmarter but competing with JSX

Set Jet private jet by the seat

Set Jet is offering a by-the-seat model aboard true private jets like JetSmarter, but it’s competing against new models like JSX

Scottsdale-based SetJet wants to go where JetSmarter went, hopefully with lots of publicity but none of the lawsuits. In trying to attract customers from the first-class cabin of American Airlines, it is also competing against other by-the-seat semiprivate options like JSX and Surf Air.

Wheels Up in talks with SPAC to go public at $2 billion valuation

Wheels Up

The Wheels Up move follows private aviation and eVTOL focused SPAC filings from Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci, Surf Air, and Blade in recent months

This morning, a report from Reuters claims Wheels Up is in discussions with Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp to go public through a merger with the SPAC blank-check acquisition company. The article said the deal could value the private aviation provider at “more than $2 billion.”

According to a Private Jet Card Comparisons’ analysis, Wheels Up is the second-largest operator of for-hire private aircraft behind NetJets with an estimated 8.3% of the market.

Blade set to go public in SPAC

Fly Blade

The deal values Blade at an estimated pro forma equity value of $825 million

Blade Urban Air Mobility follows SurfAir and Kenn Ricci, the principal of Flexjet, Sentient, FXAIR, PrivateFly owner Directional Aviation, into the public markets. Like the West Coast flight-sharing service and Ricci’s Zanite Acquisition Corporation, the vehicle is a special purpose acquisition company known as a SPAC.

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