A special-edition Flexjet 25 Jet Card, operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, features a getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico, created by luxury travel experts at Abercrombie & Kent. Available through January 31, the Baja Adventure Edition jet card includes a complimentary three-night stay at the Las Ventanas resort, situated at the edge of the Baja peninsula.
Charter and Fractional
News and issues concerning the aviation charter and fractional-ownership industries and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.
Regional business aviation companies met in Dubai today to share information and discuss issues at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) roundtable. The first session covered issues affecting aircraft operators, while the second addressed training and recruitment. Dr.
Comlux The Aviation Group will be the launch customer for the first Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ), an executive version of the Superjet 100 regional airliner.
In last month’s issue of AIN, in Part 1 of the charter/fractional special report, we covered the current state of the charter and fractional share segments, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Air Charter Association of North America (Acana), an organization promoting best practices for charter operators and brokers, will hold a forum on charter operator/broker legalities, transparency, consumer protection and update on DOT broker regulations at the upcoming NBAA Convention. The forum will be held on October 10 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Like most of the general aviation industry, the charter and fractional sectors have reported stable activity during the past year, with pockets of growth and decline although the number of charter hours flown so far this year is higher than the number of fractional hours.
I thought that working in the media was a precarious career path until I started to learn more about the executive charter business. In the media these days we struggle to understand how our hard work will be paid for, with readers less and less willing to pay for our words and pictures and advertising budgets shrinking. Evidently, too many people out there think that a credible free press comes for free.
Demand for charter flights during September looks set to flatten out, according to the latest projections from online charter portal Avinode. The company’s forward-looking demand index stands at 128.21 today, marginally down from August 1 but almost 40 points up compared with last September 1.
Victor, a new UK-based aircraft charter booking and price comparison website that officially opened last month, potentially reduces charter costs by selling spare legs and seats to other members. Membership in Victor is free, but is restricted to wealthy private or corporate travellers. The initial focus is on using European operators, flying to UK and European destinations in light jets.
Demand for charter flights anticipated during August showed a marked trailing off compared with a strong showing for July, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. On August 1, the company’s forward-looking demand index stood at 128.88, almost 27 points down on July 1, but just over 30 points higher than it had been 12 months earlier on Aug. 1, 2010.