There’s a shortage of pilots in the aviation world and this is starting to impact many of the larger operators of business jets. Executive AirShare has announced an across-the-board increase of salaries for pilots to meet the growing demand for their fractional aircraft ownership and jet cards. The average increase is 25%.
The Directional Aviation company Skyjet has recently launched a new Explorer Membership program. This provides fixed hourly rates for on-demand jet charter and has a lot of jet card type features. One major difference is that it’s a “pay-as-you-fly” program, so there’s no need for large up-front deposits.
Velocity Jets is currently offering a 50 hour jet card on Gulfstream IV aircraft, for an all-inclusive $425,000.
Sentient is offering a limited edition SJ25+ jet card which provides access to six of the most popular super-midsize jets, including the Challenger 300, Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, and Gulfstream 200. All the aircraft are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi.
With the current Air Partner promotion, new members who purchase a 15+ hour JetCard, receive an additional one free hour.
The private aviation provider has tied up with its parent to offer two free business class round-trip tickets on Delta Air Lines between the U.S. and Europe. These are available to anyone who purchases a $250,000 or greater jet card with Delta Private Jets.
The Boston-based private aviation solution provider has launched a membership program, created specifically for corporate travelers.