Articles tagged “private jets”

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Stella Qiu, Jamie Freed, and Allison Lampert, Reuters

As long as travel jitters remain high, it will be difficult for aviation players in Asia to get more business from China, even if wealthy passengers are willing to pay for premium services.

2 weeks ago

Qatar Airways to Debut Gulfstream’s Biggest Private Jet Yet

Qatar Airways to Debut Gulfstream’s Biggest Private Jet Yet

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Corporations and the super wealthy are the main market for Gulfstream's new private jet, but don't forget the variety of private jet and charter services looking to expand their services.

4 months ago

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Lucca de Paoli and Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

Vista is getting bigger, as more and more companies realize it’s way easier to rent a jet rather than own one outright. Now, this most recent acquisition makes booking seats even easier, but who knows if it will catch on with luxury travelers.

11 months ago

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

Tom Metcalf, Alex Sazonov and Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg

Vendors sometimes take advantage of ultra-rich travelers, thinking they won't notice extra charges. If you're in that tax bracket, do us a favor — check your credit card bills.

12 months ago

The Changing Market for Private Jets

The Changing Market for Private Jets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Booking a seat on a private jet is easier than ever, and there are lots of companies out there thinking more and more people will give it a try. But how low does the price have to go to gain any traction?

2 years ago

The Growth and Democratization of Flying Private

The Growth and Democratization of Flying Private

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Any luxury industry experiencing an uptick in new, affluent young customers has a right to be bullish about growth, but it is a combination of logistics, customer service and branding that will eventually set the winners apart from the other players.

2 years ago

Lack of Used Private Jets Spurs Demand for Newer Aircraft

Lack of Used Private Jets Spurs Demand for Newer Aircraft

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Private jets are catching the eye of wealthy travelers and corporations following a period of soft pricing and reduced depreciation of used planes. For those who can afford it, a $9.7 million jet can be worth avoiding the traditional public aviation experience. They're buying now as prices have begun to creep higher.

2 years ago

The Ultra-Rich Are Telling Their Travel Agents They Want Extreme Personalization

The Ultra-Rich Are Telling Their Travel Agents They Want Extreme Personalization

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Most travel agents won't be able to land many one-percenters as clients who can afford these fantastical trips. The good news is it only takes a few per year to make good money off it.

2 years ago

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Salespeople for jet-engine maker GE will have a tough sell to customers because the company is gutting its flight department and selling most of its business-aviation jets in a largely symbolic cost-cutting move. Fear not, however: Old habits die hard, and these jets could one day return to GE's fleet.

2 years ago

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon?

3 years ago

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

Yiling Pan, Jing Daily

We have more faith that WeChat will help make on-demand private jet travel happen than any of the other smart-phone centric services we've seen come (and go) in the last few years.

3 years ago

Private Jet Industry Expecting Strong Demand in Trump Era

Private Jet Industry Expecting Strong Demand in Trump Era

Thomas Black and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

While there may turn out to be strong demand for the purchase of private jets in 2017, new business models could be a factor, as well.

3 years ago