With the well documented issues in commercial flying more and more people have found reasons to turn to private aircraft.
There are a variety of options to consider. The starting point is how often you want to fly privately.
Once you reach about 50 hours of flying a year then fractional aircraft ownership can start to make sense and above 300 or so hours per year whole ownership is worth looking into. Here is some core information to help you understand the options.
All of the major providers have expanded over the last few years. Many now offer a wide range of products and solutions to meet the needs of various clients. If you're looking at the different options and would like a good general overview then download our free Guide to Private Aviation, which includes details on charter, jet cards and fractional ownership. For detailed side by side comparisons of the leading jet card and fractional providers, and a directory of charter operators, then sign up for membership.
The latest news and research on private jets and aircraft is included below.
Fractional operator Airshare has ordered three super midsize Challenger 350 aircraft, with options for 17 more. This will enable the Kansas City-based private aviation company to double the size of its fractional ownership fleet, which is currently made up of light jets.
Business aviation is an essential component of the modern global marketplace, but there is no denying the negative impact of fuel emissions and the growing carbon footprint on our planet. Therefore, it benefits both companies, consumers, and the larger population to have more sustainable and eco-friendly offerings.
The drive toward sustainability has become a key concern for many major industries in recent years, and the private aviation sector is no different. Companies have adopted a number of new initiatives, including carbon offsets, carbon trading, and the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). In this article, we provide an overview of this vast and innovative field.
The private aviation holding company, Directional Aviation, has added two more offerings to its portfolio. It has recently acquired Halo Aviation Ltd. (Halo), a leading provider of helicopter transportation services in the United Kingdom. This follows on the acquisition earlier this year of Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the Northeastern United States.
One of the leading jet card providers, Sentient Jet, has announced a new Transatlantic Program that offers card owners fixed one-way rates with guaranteed availability to Europe this summer.
One common question as people start to explore their options with private aircraft is how much does it actually cost? This article will walk you through various cost factors and will provide some broad guidelines for pricing.
Flexjet, one of the largest private aviation companies, has expanded its private terminal network with a new location at Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, California. The company’s fourth terminal is on the Clay Lacy Executive Complex and features a 3,000 square-foot lounge available exclusively for Flexjet clients.
The jet card provider, Sentient Jet, ended 2020 with $450MM in jet card sales, achieving 60% year over year growth. SherpaReport caught up with CEO Andrew Collins to discuss results and trends from 2020, expectations for 2021 and the changes brought on by the pandemic.
Many jet card programs come with a range of extra perks, offering lifestyle benefits in dining, entertainment, travel, and even health. Omaha-based Jet Linx provides their Elevated Lifestyle program, and in the past year they have added a host of new partners to the scheme. We caught up with Jet Linx to learn more about these new benefits, and to revisit what other benefits are available to members.
The COVID pandemic had a negative effect on most industries in 2020, including aviation sales. However, the latest data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) indicates that demand is still strong and will rebound as pandemic fears ease. Last year saw 644 new business jets sold worldwide, a 20.4% decline from 2019 figures (809 sales). GAMA notes that sales were stronger in the 4th quarter, providing optimism for recovery in 2021.
In the continuing flow of deals in business aviation Vista Global, parent company of VistaJet and XO, is buying Apollo Jets. Apollo and its 4,000 clients will be integrated as a division of XO, Vista Global’s digital brand.