Bizav Basics » Charter/Cards/Frax

March 4, 2014
Two NetJets pilots walking out to their airplane.
Hindsight is 20/20—and in the fractional-share business, foresight may at best be about 20/1,000. In a market like today’s and with a rapidly evolving product like fractional, even the most seasoned insiders seem to lack a clear sense of what’s next. 
March 4, 2014
Customers exiting a limousine and immediately boarding their private business jet.
Last Fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled proposed rules for enhancing protection for air charter customers. Since then, several influential charter brokers have gone on record as saying the proposals don’t go far enough—even though brokers are the primary targets of those rules.
November 21, 2013
Illustration: John T. Lewis
Renewed consumer interest in jet cards has led to a wide assortment of new offerings.
September 18, 2013
One company offers an “all you can fly” membership for a flat monthly  fee of $1,650.
This increasingly available option can save you lots of money. Here’s what you need to consider.
September 10, 2013
 Jet Aviation will operate a fleet of 12 Bombardier Global Express aircraft on behalf of VistaJet in the U.S. market. (Photo: VistaJet)
Europe-based VistaJet is entering the U.S. private-lift market with two unexpected alliances.
July 30, 2013
Owners Head for Exits as Avantair’s Prospects Dim
The future of Avantair, the operator of Piaggio Avanti fractional ownership, Axis Lease and Edge Card flight access programs, was hanging in the balance at the end of Friday as the Clearwater, Florida-b
June 26, 2013
Charters? Jet Cards? Fractionals?
Here’s how to chart a flight path that works for you.
March 26, 2012
Hawker 4000
中文内容请参看下面的PDF文件 As with real estate, the options available to business jet travelers fall into two main categories: rent and own. Civil aviation regulations around the world dictate this.
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.

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