Flying » Fractional Jet Ownership

February 1, 2012
Can NetJets Europe defy the doubters?
Fractional aircraft ownership is a great American entrepreneurial idea that arguably hasn't traveled well. Fifteen years after its main proponent, NetJets, brought the concept to Europe, that company remains the only one to have achieved any lasting traction in the international markets that supposedly have a massive appetite for business aviation.
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 30, 2011
Vespa scooter
A fractional share can take care of your air travel needs, but how will you get to the airport? Avantair, which features Piaggio Avanti twin-engine turboprop aircraft, is offering what could be a fun solution: For a limited time, purchase a new 50-hour fractional share or Axis Lease Program from the Clearwater, Fla.-based company and it will give you a Vespa Scooter at no additional charge.
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
Each of the major companies in the fractional-share business claims to be number one at something, the point being that it is the smartest choice for you. We investigated some of these claims–all of which we found on the providers' Web sites–to see how well they stand up to scrutiny.
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.
August 1, 2011
Zaher Deir, managing director of jet connections, claimed its program will ma
Perhaps you like everything about ­fractional ownership except the ownership part. You want to be able to count on having the same model aircraft for every flight and the idea of sharing expenses with others appeals to you. But maybe you can't come up with the cash to purchase a fractional share or can't use the tax benefits that accompany ownership.
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.




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