The Flight That’s Right – Fractional Ownership, Charter Service and Jet Card Programs
March 25, 2022
We know that private jet travel remains one of the most efficient and truly inspiring ways to see the world. Finding solutions that facilitate your departure from conventional or commercial travel is our passion. We’re a brand that has a comprehensive understanding of how we can enhance our owners’ quality of life by way of unparalleled luxury and service.
Part of that service includes finding the right level of commitment and access that fits you best.
So, before you embark on your private jet ownership journey, it’s important to identify your own needs in this space. Availability, scheduling preferences and level of control are all things to keep in mind when considering fractional ownership, private jet lease, jet card or charter options.
Flexjet also has an entire roster of sister companies that specialize in providing access to different aspects of private aviation. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to private travel. We are committed to finding the solutions that get you out there. Let’s examine a few options available to prospective travelers.
What is Fractional Jet Ownership?
Simply put, fractional ownership is the experience of whole aircraft ownership without the hassles of crewing, maintenance and unforeseen operational costs or downtime. It might be helpful to think of fractional jet ownership as a timeshare or private jet membership.
This level offers maximum flexibility and control over your travel ambitions. Owners in the fractional space enjoy an exceptional luxury experience, elevated service and immediate aircraft availability. Fractional ownership remains a preferred solution for many private fliers and offers a wide variety of options that range from light jets to ultra-long-range aircraft from manufacturers such as Embraer, Bombardier, Gulfstream and more.
Outside of owning your own jet, this remains one of the best ways to experience private aviation. As the level that offers the most consistency and guaranteed availability, fractional ownership with us allows you access to our Flexjet global fleet in addition to the exemplary safety and service of one of the world’s leading private aviation groups.
What is Private Jet Charter?
Conceptually, charter flights might be best to think of as a private jet rental. In essence, you are renting an entire aircraft for a singular trip. Many industries and businesses benefit from an on-demand charter model as a supplement to commercial or other modes of travel because of the flexibility and efficiency it provides. For example, real-estate developers and other acquisition-minded businesses take advantage of the charter model by being able to visit multiple destinations in just one day.
Charter services through an on-demand jet broker, like FXAIR, , are a terrific option for unscheduled, one-off or special destination purposes. Many charter companies work with dozens of private air operators to locate your ideal flight, with no long-term commitment required. Selecting the aircraft, specific travel dates, times and airports are all client-made decisions.
The biggest benefits of private charter might be the ability to curate your travel with whoever you want. Once onboard your chartered aircraft, you’ll have the choice between relaxing in a comfortable cabin or taking advantage of the privacy needed to conduct your business.
What is a Jet Card Program?
The simplicity of a jet card program structure is ideal for those individuals who want to supplement their fractional hours with additional lift or gain guaranteed access to alternative aircraft types. The jet card program is also a natural next step for those users whose needs have grown to exceed that of the charter market.
Perfect for those who anticipate between 25 and 100 hours of jet flight time per year. This convenient debit-style structure gives you immediate access to a fleet of aircraft, without the capital investment and commitment of whole aircraft or fractional ownership.
Also enjoy benefits such as inclusive catering and access to our Extended Service Area without additional fees.
Please keep in mind, inventory availability, call-out time and aircraft selection may be limited in spots with jet card.
To learn more about our fractional and lease programs, contact our team via the form below or call us at 866-473-0025