Monday, August 03, 2020

Membership and jet card provider Magellan Jets has launched two new pay-as-you-go membership programs. As the world rethinks how to travel safely in the age of COVID-19, Magellan Jets is expanding its product portfolio. The company says that while it was once prudent to fly on commercial airlines for economic reasons, it’s now more prudent to invest in safer and more private travel options.

 

The programs are aimed at new private jet users who may be transitioning from commercial first- and business-class. The new pay-as-you-go membership programs provide guaranteed access to four categories of aircraft from light jets through large cabin private jets. There is a low initial investment and a lower annual renewal rate and members enjoy 12-month locked-in hourly rates and the freedom to fly on as little as 12 hours’ notice, plus no blackout dates, fuel, or peak surcharges.

Unlike varying costs and inconsistent COVID-19 safety practices of public mass-transit flights, companies, business and personal travelers alike can now use Magellan Jets memberships to more reliably predict their travel costs while consistently maintaining the highest margin of health, safety, and security for themselves as well as their employees, colleagues and business partners.

“We are simplifying our programs to focus on lowering barriers to entry. Now, more than 9 million American households and businesses that used to rely on airline service have unprecedented access to purely private business aviation solutions at an unbeatable value,” says Magellan Jets President and Co-Founder Anthony Tivnan. “Traditional views around private jets are outdated. We’re here to help America fly again.”

The two programs are called Premium Membership and Membership, and offer the following features:

    PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP
  Initiation Charge $14,500 $8,500
  Annual Renewal Charge $9,500 $4,500
  Age of Planes 2007 or newer model 2000 or newer model
  Call-out Time 12 Hours 24 Hours
  High Volume Days 22 40
  High Volume Call-out 7 Days 7 Days
  Multi-Aircraft per day Yes No, single aircraft
  Carbon Offsets Included Extra
  Catering Included Extra
  Wi-Fi Included Extra
HOURLY RATES
  Light Jets $6,032 $5,128
  Mid-Size Jets $8,075 $6,831
  Super-Mid Jets $10,403 $8,753
  Heavy Jets $14,064 $12,209

“Our Membership fees are designed to guarantee access to more options at a pay-as-you-go hourly fixed cost, with as little as 12-hours notice,” says CEO and co-founder Joshua Hebert. “We have worked hard to provide the greatest value per hour by increasing transparency and eliminating the numerous fees, blackout periods, and ancillary costs typical of other programs designed for a pre-crisis world. We’re here to elevate the industry and help get America back to work.”

Magellan Jets also offers a more standard 25 hour pre-paid jet card on multiple jet categories and on several individual jet models.

 

 

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