Jets.com buys Part 135 charter operator to support jet card program

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The ownership of jet card broker Jets.com is buying Pittsburgh Jet Center, with plans to double its private jet charter fleet in the coming year

The ownership group of jet card broker Jets.com is buying charter operator Pittsburgh Jet Center. It will be named Private Jet Center and provide lift for the New York-based retailer’s customers with an expanding managed fleet. It will also provide a funnel for Jets dot come customers who want to move to whole aircraft ownership.

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

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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.

Jet Linx joins Blade to enter the VTOL market

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Jet Linx is following Wheels Up and Flexjet into the vertical take-off and landing segment through an agreement with Blade

Jet Linx Aviation becomes the third of the country’s five largest for-hire private aircraft operators to announce this year it is entering the VTOL – vertical take-off and landing – space.

Vista Global closes on Apollo Jets, Talon Air purchase

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Vista Global has officially added broker Apollo Jets to its XO unit. It also adds a minority stake in charter operator and management company Talon Air

Vista Global has added over $100 million in private jet charter sales and 36 aircraft to its portfolio. Its deal to acquire broker Apollo Jets and a minority interest in the management company and charter operator Talon Air recently closed, a spokesperson confirmed to Private Jet Card Comparisons.

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