The charter market for private jets is changing – Here’s how

private jet charter

Charter brokers are navigating new rules of engagement for sourcing your private charter flights. It impacts what you pay and how you fly

Brokers who sell on-demand private jet charter flights say it’s not just availability and price that’s an issue. Record demand has changed the ways jet owners and the operators who manage their aircraft and sell charter flights are working.

Aero adds by-the-seat Los Angeles to Sun Valley, Jackson Hole flights

Aero E135

After adding Napa, Aero is now offering by-the-seat private jet flights to Sun Valley and Jackson Hole starting later in May

Aero adds private jet by-the-seat routes from Los Angeles to Sun Valley and Jackson Hole later this month. It comes just weeks after adding a new route to Napa. It also extended its service to Aspen through September.

Inside Wheels Up’s plan to be the Amazon of private jets

Wheels Up

In advance of its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the company presented analysts its lofty ambitions to revolutionize private jet access

Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter believes the addressable market for private aviation can grow from its current $31 billion to $80 billion by 2025. It plans to be a key driver. Here’s how…

A detailed overview of each presentation during Wheels Up’s Analyst Day

“So if you’re tired of the same old story…turn some pages.” – REO Speedwagon

Ready or not, Kenny Dichter and Wheels Up plan to change the face of private jet access. It’s a big leap from marketing ploys like selling memberships through Costco. Beyond stump speeches at industry conferences, there will be the harsh spotlight from being a publicly traded company. If he’s successful, the lifelong entrepreneur will find his name alongside aviation innovators such as Pan Am founder Juan Trippe, former American Airlines chairman Robert Crandall, who ignited revenue management and frequent flyer programs, and inventor of fractional private jet ownership, Richard Santulli. The latter created NetJets, the world’s largest private jet operator, and gave Dichter his entree into the industry. In fact, Dichter might fly higher than all of them. Success would make Dichter the Jeff Bezos of private jets.

In a two-hour presentation to financial analysts Friday morning, the founder and CEO of Wheels Up, along with his leadership team, discussed various milestones, projected growth, and insights on where it’s coming from. More than that, they unveiled a dramatic vision for a private aviation marketplace they say could more than double the addressable market by 2025, democratizing the segment down to low single-digit millionaires. It will certainly be key in their plan to grow revenues from $695 million last year to over $2.1 billion by 2025.

Sentient Jet’s smart approach to technology is paying off

Sentient booking app

Leading jet card broker Sentient Jet is using technology to make booking flights easier, and it’s working

Since Sentient Jet, inventor of the jet card, doesn’t sell on-demand charter, it has an advantage over the many private aviation providers pitching their online interfaces as booking and quoting tools. They’re taking advantage of that difference. Here’s how.

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