Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet operator VeriJet is expanding to California and adding a jet card program, starting at $2,500 per hour
Florida-based VeriJet, which flew its first flight in October, is now expanding to California. It is also offering its first jet card. The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet operator officially opens for business in the Golden State with a static display at Hawthorne Airport this Friday. An event in Napa follows.
Richard Kane, Chairman and CEO Steve Clements, COO Steve Wagman, CFO Paula Baumgart, CTO Allison Kane, VP – Marketing Ivan Popov, Chief Pilot Carlos Veliz, Safety Director Jason Bercan, Sales Director Peter Diamandis, Board Member Erik Lindbergh, Board Member David Treitel, Board Member Gene Valentino, Board Member
Jet Card Hourly Rates
As available starting at $2,500 per hour on a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
Founded in 218 and based in Miami, Florida, VeriJet offers full aircraft charters on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. It launched service in October 2020. As of March 2021, VeriJet had six SF50s with plans to have 16 by the end of the year and 130 over the next several years. VeriJet offers as available jet cards starting at $2,500 per hour, plus 7.5% FET.
Its current service offering one-way fixed pricing is 600 nautical miles from Orlando, Florida (MCO) and 500 nautical miles from Santa Maria Airport, California (SMX). In July 2021, it launched service in California. Plans call for expanding to Canada, the Northeastern U.S., and Europe.
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It's privately held
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What is its entry-level program?
25 hours at $75,000, plus ET
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After launching in November in Florida, VeriJet plans to grow to over 130 Cirrus Vision Jets expanding to California, Canada, the Northeast U.S., and Europe
Big plans with small private jets are nothing new. Lookup up DayJet, or for that matter, JetSuite. Both believed very light jets were the skyway to the future. Two decades in the technology side of private aviation have given Richard Kane a first-hand view of failures. The founder and CEO of Boca Raton-based VeriJet says of his venture, “Right airplane, right technology, and right timing.” If he’s right, Verijet may revolutionize the market for flights under 500 miles.