Empty leg flexibility and guaranteed availability among tempting reasons to travel by private jet this summer
As the busy summer reaches its peak, the private jet experts at Air Partner have witnessed a 58% increase in bookings from May through July, versus in the prior three months. The summer season is historically a busy period for private aviation in general, particularly over the Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day holidays.
With access to ten times as many airports as scheduled service and the latest aircraft models, Air Partner can arrange private jet travel in as little as a few hours’ notice. In fact, Air Partner’s JetCard members enjoy guaranteed availability with 12 hours’ notice, offering unprecedented flexibility.
“Time is the one luxury we cannot buy – and it is particularly precious over the summer season, when family commitments and intense pressure on flight routes make seamless air travel solutions all the more important,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “We look forward to providing guests with a hassle-free experience, as they travel to popular summer vacation destinations.”
For last-minute summer travel, popular scheduled service routes often prove to be limited or costly, and passengers are faced with overcrowded terminals and security lines. For some itineraries, private jet travel can offer a compelling alternative, even in terms of price. Take, for example, a one-way flight from Teterboro to Nantucket, which can be booked for as little as $1,250 per person on a six-seat light jet, or for less than $1,000 per person on a turboprop aircraft. For those on the West Coast, a one-way flight from San Francisco to Sun Valley on a six-seat light jet cabin aircraft can come in at roughly $1,950 per person. Passengers will enjoy a truly first-class experience and the freedom to select their own departure times, all within the complete luxury of their own private jet.
Luxury for Less with Empty Legs
For travelers with the flexibility to enjoy ultra-last-minute escapes, Air Partner can source one-way availability, more commonly known as “empty legs.” A large percentage of private aircraft fly without passengers to reposition to their next flight or return to their home base. For travelers who are flexible with their destinations and lead times, these “empty” aircraft can be booked at significant cost savings. Air Partner recently secured an empty leg for a client traveling coast-to-coast on a Falcon 50EX (super midsize jet) for a price at roughly 50% of the typical cost for this flight, which can range up to $50K.
Planning ahead with Air Partner’s Innovative JetCard
For those seeking the most seamless travel experience possible this summer, the Air Partner JetCard offers the perfect solution. JetCard members enjoy fixed, fully inclusive hourly rates, flight credits that never expire, guaranteed availability, and round-trip discounts of up to 20% on qualifying trips. In fact, the program has been named the “best priced….most flexible” of the U.S. jet memberships by aviation consultant Conklin & de Decker for three consecutive years.
Air Partner offers two convenient membership types – JetCard and JetCard Sterling – so that frequent-fliers can tailor a program perfectly to their needs. Easy and simple to use, members choose their cabin size and flight hours and fixed hourly rates will automatically debit from their account balance. More information on how to apply can be found at jetcard.airpartner.com.
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About Air Partner
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a London Stock Exchange-listed, global aviation services group that provides worldwide air travel solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. Air Partner is structured into three divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets and Freight.
A market leader in private aviation, Air Partner’s heritage and experience ensures it retains its place as the preferred supplier to some of the world’s leading corporations, business leaders, sports teams, creative talent and high-net-worth-individuals. The company’s private jet services include on-demand jet charter, pre-paid JetCard membership, and aircraft sales and acquisitions.
Operating on a truly global scale, Air Partner prides itself on its superlative service and a personal approach that has inspired great brand loyalty spanning nearly six decades. With its comprehensive range of solutions – from commercial aircraft charter hire for large groups to on-demand private jet charter for individuals or smaller groups – all requests are met with the same thoughtful, considered care and attention to detail.
Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK with domestic offices in New York and Fort Lauderdale. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally.