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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Jet Card News

The latest news about jet cards and jet card providers. If you are comparing jet cards, jet memberships and the providers, then access the detailed comparison on the right.


The CEO of one of the largest jet card issuers recently talked to the Boston Globe, discussing his company, their customers and sharing some insights on their cards.

Jet Linx saw more than a 20 percent increase in Jet Card holders in 2016, bringing the total number to 1,200 members.

Private Jet Services was founded in 2003, and grew its business by supplying large private aircraft to professional sports teams, entertainers on tour and corporations requiring a private shuttle. They are leveraging all this knowledge with their PJS Jet Card.

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Up until a few years ago, Flight Options was one of the largest private aviation companies, offering fractional ownership, jet cards and leases. In 2013 its parent company also bought Flexjet and has been rationalizing the two brands since then. Moving forwards Flight Options will transition to become a charter operator, and Flexjet will continue to offer a fuller range of private aviation products.

JetSuite has grown rapidly to become one of the largest section 135 charter operators. Its membership option works like a jet card and offer access to their fleet of Phenom 100s in the western US, JetSuite Edition CJ3s in the eastern and western US, and the newly added 30 passenger Embraer 135s.

Wheels Up King Air 350i

While Wheels Up doesn't use the term jet card for its products, it does have two offerings which are jet cards in all but name. At Wheels Up they use the term "Pre-Purchase Programs" to describe these products, and just like a jet card you are pre-paying to lock in time on their fleet.

The private aviation provider recently reported year-to-date, new jet card sales are up 40% over last year, while charter revenue is up 58%.

Solairus manages one of the five largest fleets of well-appointed, late-model aircraft in the USA. It offers a jet card type program that it calls Altitude By Solairus, and refers to this as a private membership charter club. Here's an overview of the program.

NetJets sells its jet cards under two brand names - The Marquis Jet Card in North America and NetJets Europe Private Jet Card. Both are available in different commitment levels and also in various aircraft type combinations. Altogether, between both brands, NetJets has over 3,900 jet card clients.

The global air charter company, Air Partner, is offering a 5-hour jet card for a limited time this summer. Cards with a low number of hours like this are a good way to try out a card program and see whether a jet card is the right solution for your travel needs.

Sentient Jet, the largest independent Jet Card provider, recently announced its summer performance results, recording its best-performing summer since 2008. The announcement included details on the number of jet card clients and the company revenue.

Cofounders Patrick Harris and Jessica Osterneck started Velocity Jets in 2007. The companies jet cards offer access to a range of aircraft from turboprops, light jets up to heavy jets such as Gulfstream IV and V's.

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