Bizav Basics » Charter/Cards/Frax

March 1, 2012
A Hawker 800XP
Boston-based Magellan Jets is offering two free hours of flight time with the purchase of a 25-hour jet card for the Hawker 800XP. The company, which does not own or operate aircraft, offers flights with 10 hours’ notice and does not bill for repositioning or assess fuel surcharges. Card membership includes standard catering and VIP ground transportation.
January 5, 2012
Bombardier Challenger 605
Flexjet has announced that its fractional-jet-share sales rose 92 percent in the 12-month period ended last September 30. During the same time, according to the Texas-based company, industry-wide share sales increased 16 percent and Flexjet’s market share jumped from 14 to 21 percent.
December 8, 2011
Magellan creates special jet card for Northeast travelers
Magellan Jets has launched what it calls the Business Travel Jet Card. Aimed at fliers in the Northeast, it covers 10 hours aboard an Eclipse 500 and costs $34,950 with no blackout dates, daily minimums or fuel surcharge. The offer currently has no expiration date.
November 9, 2011
NetJets has ended its franchise agreement for fractional-jet-share services with National Air Services (NAS) of Saudi Arabia, which has been known as NetJets Middle East.
November 9, 2011
Looking for a generous and unusual gift to give this holiday season? CitationAir has introduced an abbreviated version of its jet card that is good for five hours of flying on any of its business jets, including the Cessna CJ3, XLS, Sovereign and Citation X. The cost, including taxes and fees, starts at $31,145 (for time on a CJ3). The offer expires Dec.
October 1, 2011
A slow connection that pretty much limits you to e-mail qualifies as Wi-Fi. M
You can get it at the coffee shop, on your smartphone, even in coach on an airliner. So why is it so difficult to get Wi-Fi on the jet you charter? One reason is that most chartered aircraft still lack broadband access.
June 1, 2011
Charter brokers are sometimes treated like the Rodney Dangerfields of the business aviation world. They don’t get the respect typically accorded to the operators they work with–the companies that control or own the aircraft you use when you charter a flight.
February 1, 2011
“Fractional is slightly more than 50 percent of our business,” said Citationa
Not long ago, the idea of selling fractional shares in business jets looked like a winner. Industry pioneer NetJets-which Warren Buffett had acquired for Berkshire Hathaway in 1998-appeared prosperous, and so did the several other companies that had formed to take advantage of the business model.
October 1, 2010
“You’re not going to get up and walk around, but for a trip of one to two hou
Options at the low end of the charter market-single-engine turbine and piston aircraft as well as VLJs (very light jets)-are expanding. That's good news if you've been priced out of larger jets, want to upgrade an automobile or airline trip without busting the bank or are looking to save money on short flights or when traveling without a large group.
August 1, 2010
A handful of operators own their fleets and can set whatever prices they want
Say for a moment that you own an aircraft rather than simply fly on those you charter. Given the direct operating costs and all the other expenses of ownership, how much would you charge a stranger to use your airplane?

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