Fractional Jet Ownership, Jet Cards & Private Jet Charter
There are many different ways to fly by private jet, and ultimately the right choice for you comes down to a careful assessment of your flying needs and preferences - something that is best accomplished with expert advice.
Below we summarise some of the key ways you can fly by private jet. Contact our team 24 hours on 020 7100 6960 for advice on the best private flight options for your requirements.
What is fractional jet ownership?
Fractional jet ownership (also called shared ownership) essentially means you enjoy many of the benefits of owning your own private jet, but without the very significant capital expenditure or ongoing costs of owning an aircraft outright.
As a fractional or shared owner, you invest in a share of a private jet rather than having to own the entire aircraft - whether this is a quarter, an eighth or so on. Your share or fraction then gives you access to dedicated flying hours on that aircraft.
Fractional or shared ownership is ideal for those who want to fly frequently and are looking for the highest levels of consistency and an exclusive experience.
PrivateFly's sister company Flexjet is one of the world's leading shared ownership providers, first entering the market in 1995 and now with over 160 aircraft worldwide. Flexjet's ability to deliver world-class service, obsessive attention to detail and the industry's most modern fleets elevates it beyond other providers.
Flexjet also stands out in offering tailored, flexible options to suit its owners and clients. In addition to shared ownership in Europe, Flexjet offers an access programme - which offers similar benefits to shared ownership - and a type-specific Jet Card on its Legacy 500 midsize jet.
For a personal introduction to our colleagues at Flexjet please contact us.
Jet Cards offer category-specific access to private jet aircraft, at a fixed hourly rate. This gives price certainty and guaranteed availability to cardholders within a specified flying zone, based on an upfront commitment to an agreed number of hours.
With a Jet Card, you have access to selected aircraft within a specific size category from the charter market or a defined fleet, with a consistent customer experience overseen by your Jet Card provider.
Different Jet Card providers offer different levels of service and terms. In addition to overall service levels and hourly rate, key points to compare include the number of peak days per year (when availability is not guaranteed or comes at a premium); whether extras are included such as de-icing; and how much flexibility you have - such as the ability to switch aircraft categories or share your card with family members or colleagues.
PrivateFly's Jet Card offers no hidden fees, fewer peak days than other providers, and competitive hourly rates - with hours that don't expire. Our Jet Card is available for a range of aircraft categories, to suit your flying requirements: Light Jet Card; Light Jet Card Plus; Midsize Jet Card; Heavy Jet Card.
Talk to our expert team 24/7 to discover more about the PrivateFly Jet Card. Call us on +44 (0)20 3369 0070.
Private jet charter & memberships
Private jet charter means you charter (hire) a private jet aircraft, for a specified flight itinerary. It is a highly fragmented market and, in Europe alone, there are many hundreds of aircraft operators who own or operate private aircraft of all types and sizes, that are certified for charter.
Market-based private jet charter gives you access to a range of different aircraft types and routes, with dynamic market pricing. Private jet charter can be priced on-demand (so you are quoted for a single trip) or, as we offer at PrivateFly, via a charter membership programme.
The PrivateFly Jet Account is a membership programme focussed on offering a premium, market-based charter solution with enhanced benefits - including enhanced booking terms and 'fly further' credits.
We can also offer premium charter on-demand based on handpicked aircraft, including those in our family fleet and from preferred aircraft operator suppliers. These quotations reflect the premium aircraft, industry-leading safety and exceptional service offered by our experienced team, and our wider group.