Flying » Fractional Jet Ownership

August 14, 2014
Photo: Flexjet
Notable Fractional Programs
August 14, 2014
XOJet offers and Elite Access program which guarantees access to the company's all Wi-Fi-equpped fleet.
Jet card options
October 4, 2013
Avantair’s fleet consisted of Piaggio P.180 twin turboprops.
Shareowners weigh their options as Avantair folds. The demise of Avantair has undoubtedly caught your attention if you own or lease a fractional share, have a jet card or have put money on account for block charter. 
September 5, 2013
Photo courtesy of Flexjet
Directional Aviation Capital—the company headed by Kenn Ricci that owns Flight Options, Sentient Jet, Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation—announced this morning that it is buying fractional provider Flexjet from Bombardier for $185 million.
July 15, 2013
DELTA PRIVATE JETS, deltaprivatejets.com, 877-541-3548. Delta Private Jets Card provides access to light, midsize, super-midsize and large-cabin jets from Delta’s managed and owned fleet and a network of approved charter operators. No interchange fee or fuel surcharge. Card purchase bestows SkyMiles Diamond Medallion status on Delta Airlines.
March 20, 2013
Avantair’s bargain proposition
It’s no secret that the fractional aircraft industry has limped along during the Great Recession and following anemic recovery period, but one provider—Clearwater, Florida-based Avantair—has seemed to defy gravity.
February 15, 2012
Learjet 60XR
Until April 30, fractional provider Flexjet is offering free fuel to share purchasers. Customers buying a 1/16th share in a Learjet will be credited with the fuel needed for 12 hours of flying, while those purchasing a 1/16th share in a Challenger will receive a fuel credit good for 25 hours of flying.
February 15, 2012
NetJets aircraft
NetJets Europe has introduced the continent’s first direct financing product for fractional-jet-share buyers, providing them with rates that it says are comparable to those offered by major financial institutions. NetJets Europe Direct Finance, which the company said will “bridge the gap between lease and acquisition,” requires customers to provide a 25 percent down payment.
February 8, 2012
CitationAir Ceases Sales of Fractional Jet Shares
Cessna's CitationAir has stopped selling fractional shares as well as memberships in its Jet Access program and has ceased renewals for current customers. The Connecticut-based company–which is refocusing efforts on its jet card and jet management businesses–will honor existing fractional and Jet Access contracts until they expire.
February 3, 2012
Bombardier Rolls Out First NetJets Global 6000
Bombardier Aerospace and NetJets celebrated the rollout of the fractional provider’s first Global-series jet on January 31, a Global 6000 (neé XRS).

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy