Sentient Jet adds Wifi on midsize and large cabin private jets

Sentient Jet cost

After guaranteeing Wifi on super mids last year, Sentient is expanding connectivity

The jet card inventor will launch transatlantic fixed one-way pricing with guaranteed availability

Aircraft specific jet cards are coming in 2020

Directional Aviation’s jet card provider Sentient Jet is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And it has some of its most significant program changes.

In an interview with Private Jet Card Comparisons during Corporate Jet Investor in Miami, CEO Andrew Collins outlined several key updates.

Top of the list is expanding guaranteed Wifi, fixed rates and guaranteed availability for transatlantic flights, and aircraft specific programs.

One thing you probably won’t be seeing from Sentient is jet sharing, according to Collins.

Private Jet Services revamps its jet card program

Private Jet Services PJS jet card

The jet card broker has reduced light jet minimums and is launching fixed-rate, guaranteed availability for transatlantic flights

Private Jet Services (PJS) said it has introduced a series of enhancements to its jet card membership program effective immediately. The changes include lower daily minimums, a choice of how you want to be billed for your flight time, and Wifi guarantee on super-midsize and large-cabin jets.

Its jet card continues without membership fees or blackouts and allows clients to upgrade or downgrade cabin size of their jet at published rates without an interchange fee. Lead time for booking remains at 10 hours on non-peak days.

Air Partner adds Dubai office

Air Partner

The jet card and charter broker joins NetJets with its UAE expansion push

Jet card and charter broker Air Partner said it has opened a new office in Dubai as it looks to extend its Middle East presence as it seeks continued organic growth.

Last month, NetJets said it would open a Dubai office in early 2020. Air Partner offers brokered jet cards and private jet charter while NetJets focuses on fractional ownership, leases, and jet cards.

Air Partner restructures its jet card program

Air Partner

The jet card broker is consolidating to have just one published program for each cabin size category – light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jet

U.K.-based private jet broker Air Partner, which offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet cards for service areas in Europe, including the U.K., the Middle East, and North America, is phasing out its JetCard Sterling as a published offering.

The Sterling level program offers aircraft averaging 10 years old but didn’t guarantee the age of planes, so inventory included pre-2000 model private jets.

With the move, it will now offer singular pricing based exclusively on aircraft that meet its sourcing standards, instead of offering two levels of pricing, one for newer and the other for older jets.

Air Partner announces first-half results

Air Partner

Gross profit of £17.2 million was “stronger than levels anticipated at the time of AGM”

U.K.-based charter and jet card broker Air Partner said its gross profit was £17.2  million for the first half of its financial year, which ended in July. It said the results are “in line with prior period and stronger than levels anticipated at the time of AGM.”

Air Partner sells jet cards with fixed hourly rates that cover Europe, and North America, including the Caribbean and Mexico. During the summer, it introduced one-way transatlantic fixed rates starting with just a 10-hour commitment.

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