Sales at European jet card provider PrivateFly climbed 258 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, with sales in March representing the highest month of card sales ever for the Directional Aviation company and sister company to fractional provider Flexjet.
“It’s clear from the extraordinary growth we are seeing that there is strong demand in the current market conditions for a jet card product, providing certainty of price and availability,” said PrivateFly and Flexjet managing director Marine Eugène.
PrivateFly also has created a super-midsize jet card—replacing its midsize jet card—intended to offer customers access to larger business jets across the midsize and super-midsize categories such as the Cessna Citation Latitude and Bombardier Challenger 350. The company also offers a light jet card and a heavy jet card, with all three categories offering fixed hourly rates and guaranteed flights within Europe.
Eugène said the high demand for business jet travel is challenging but not insurmountable. “We are not complacent about the operational challenges either, but with the strength of our supplier relationships and our expert team, we are confident we can continue to deliver an outstanding service,” she said.
So far, advance bookings indicate a strong summer ahead for the company in Europe despite some uncertainty created by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Eugène added.