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Articles tagged “private jets”

iPad Apps a Factor in Steep Decline in Fatal Private Plane Crashes

iPad Apps a Factor in Steep Decline in Fatal Private Plane Crashes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Better technology, including the availability of mobile weather and other apps for pilots, is a contributing factor in a drop in fatalities in private plane crashes. Assuredly there are other factors behind the decline but getting better apps into the hands of pilots and co-pilots, and reducing paperwork so they can concentrate on flying the plane, is definitely a positive development.

4 months ago

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private jet vacation is a convenient way for the luxury traveler who has seen it all to experience an array of diverse destinations during a single trip.

12 months ago

Etihad Adds Private Jets to Its Suite of Elite Services

Etihad Adds Private Jets to Its Suite of Elite Services

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Private Jet service as a complement to VIP commercial flights is not a new concept, but what makes this unique is Etihad's choice of Victor, which has a strong network of operator partners and uses a booking app that is similar to a well-know ride sharing app.

12 months ago

Spanish Politicians Oppose Ibiza Airport Expansion For ‘Elitist’ Private Jets

Spanish Politicians Oppose Ibiza Airport Expansion For ‘Elitist’ Private Jets

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Should local authorities use government monies to ensure Kim Kardashian's private jet doesn't have to circle Ibiza airport too many times waiting for a landing slot or to beautify public places? To some degree, such is the balance that lots of destinations need to determine between tourism and the locals.

1 year ago

Private Jet Pilots at NetJets Are Striking Over Conditions

Private Jet Pilots at NetJets Are Striking Over Conditions

Associated Press

If you make these guys you make some very important people mad.

1 year ago

Taking a Ride on Delta’s First Private Jet Upgrade

Taking a Ride on Delta’s First Private Jet Upgrade

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You'll never not make an elite flyer happy by sending her or him by private jet.

1 year ago

5 New Travel Startups Bringing the On-Demand Economy to Private Jets

5 New Travel Startups Bringing the On-Demand Economy to Private Jets

Dan Peltier, Skift

With private jet services, the question remains whether there's a market big enough to match the startups' ambitions.

1 year ago

Delta Is Putting Its Most Loyal Flyers on Private Jets

Delta Is Putting Its Most Loyal Flyers on Private Jets

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The danger in this program is that business and first class on Delta will never be the same.

1 year ago

A New Group of Startup Airlines Attracts Fancy Flyers With Subscription Fees

A New Group of Startup Airlines Attracts Fancy Flyers With Subscription Fees

Roya Wolverson, Quartz

Some of these new breed of startup airlines have a real chance of making it because they are filling a need that larger airlines have ignored or squandered.

2 years ago

Can a New Private Jet Service Backed by Former DOT Chief and Online Veterans Win Where Others Lost?

Can a New Private Jet Service Backed by Former DOT Chief and Online Veterans Win Where Others Lost?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is an opening for moderately priced and nonstop private jet services for business travelers in cities that the larger airlines have abandoned.

2 years ago

Mexico’s Private Jet Sales Outpace Brazil’s Amid Economic Growth

Mexico’s Private Jet Sales Outpace Brazil’s Amid Economic Growth

Christiana Sciaudone and Thomas Black, Bloomberg

The travel industry is intricately intertwined with the greater economy and Mexico's rebounding business sectors mean new business for planemakers.

2 years ago

Warren Buffet Is Taking His NetJets to China’s Booming Market

Warren Buffet Is Taking His NetJets to China’s Booming Market

Tian Chen, Bloomberg

With the corruption crackdown, it does not seem like the best time to expand high-end offerings in China, but Buffet doesn't usually make mistakes.

2 years ago