In case you don’t read emails from your jet card company, here is our recap changes programs have been making in recent months
As private jet flying has reached record levels, capacity is being stretched. Providers are trying to line up more capacity. However, jet card rates, which in the past hadn’t changed for years at a time, have been on the rise. The midyear timing speaks to what’s happening in the market.
While some programs have peak day surcharges up to 67%, these jet cards have 0% surcharges on high-demand days
Peak days in jet card programs are just that. They are the dates with the highest demand. They’re typically around major holidays, sporting events, and school breaks. With surcharges ranging up to 67%, travel on peak days is best avoided. But, if you aren’t flexible on your travel dates, these North American programs won’t charge you extra to fly.
Jet card and on-demand charter broker Air Charter Service says the move comes as it looks to the next stage of its expansion
Following the launch of its Empyrean Jet Card recently, Air Charter Service said it has snagged former PrivateFly chairman George Rolls to serve as director, private jets. Speaking on the announcement, ACS’s CEO, Justin Bowman, said, “We are looking towards facilitating the next five years of growth – to do this we will be expanding not only our global network but also managing significant investment in technology and, potentially, new acquisitions of complementary businesses. George’s profile, contacts and extensive understanding of our industry will greatly enhance our experienced team.”
Dallas, Texas-based on-demand charter broker Vault Aviation is launching a new jet card concept that combines the guarantees of a traditional jet card program with the elements of on-demand charter
Officially launched yesterday, the Vault MAX Jet Card offers fixed hourly rates on light, midsize, super midsize and heavy cabin jets for flights in the continental United States. According to a press release announcing the new program, “When able, Vault will offer MAX Jet Card clients an On Demand rate that is below their fixed hourly rate maximum.” U.K.-based Air Charter Service launched a similar jet card earlier this year where your contracted fixed rate serves as a ceiling.