Jet It/Jet Club
Jet It founders Vishal Hiremath (right) and Glenn Gonzales are bringing their HondaJet fractional-ownership concept across the pond to Europe as Jet Club. (Photo: Jet Club Group)

Jet It Founders Launch European Operation

The debut of fractional ownership program Jet Club comes after the U.S. company recorded 400 percent year-over-year growth.

The founders of Jet It, a North Carolina–based fractional ownership program tied to the HA-420 HondaJet, have launched a sister brand in Europe called Jet Club. Like the U.S. operation, it allows share purchasers to use the aircraft for a certain number of days, not hours.

Vishal Hiremath, Jet Club Group’s cofounder and CEO, said fractional members in Europe will pay €2,500 per hour, which includes handling and landing fees but not positioning fees. Jet Club will operate with a Maltese air operator certificate and license in Europe, as well as a team that includes experienced HondaJet pilots.

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“Launching in a pandemic is an opportunity to get businesses back to work, providing a mechanism that empowers industry to rebuild some of the economic losses caused by the pandemic,” Hiremath added. “[We're] providing access from separate terminals, away from crowded airports, along with our advanced COVID-19 precautions and adherence to local guidelines, [and] we are confident that our solution is a good fit for Europe at this time and well into the future.”

The European launch comes after Jet It recorded 400 percent year-over-year growth in the U.S. Between the two brands, the organization operates a fleet of 11 HondaJets.