Private Jet

With the well documented issues in commercial flying more and more people have found reasons to turn to private aircraft.

There are a variety of options to consider. The starting point is how often you want to fly privately.

If you only fly a few hours a year then on demand aircraft charter is probably the best way to go. As your number of hours of private flying increases look at charter cards and fractional cards.

Once you reach about 50 hours of flying a year then fractional aircraft ownership can start to make sense and above 300 or so hours per year whole ownership is worth looking into. Here is some core information to help you understand the options.

All of the major providers have expanded over the last few years. Many now offer a wide range of products and solutions to meet the needs of various clients. If you're looking at the different options and would like a good general overview then download our free Guide to Private Aviation, which includes details on charter, jet cards and fractional ownership. For detailed side by side comparisons of the leading jet card and fractional providers, a directory of charter operators, and our Aircraft Buying Guide then sign up for membership

The latest news and research on private jets and aircraft is included below.

The 2007 American Express Global Business Travel Forecast predicts that air fares worldwide are expected to increase next year.

American Express predicts a three to five percent increase in domestic economy fares, and a three to seven percent rise in international business-class fares. These come after several years of increasing airfare prices.

The companies below all provide fractional aircraft ownership. You'll find companies offering ownership in all types of planes from heavy executive jets to single engined turboprops. The table includes the geographic area that the fractional program is available in.

Yesterday Bombardier and Jet Solutions announced the pricing for the Flexjet Jet Cards. The price varies with:

  1. the aircraft you want to fly,
  2. the number of days in the year you would like to be able to travel. So with a smaller number of days you essentially say you're willing to avoid the peak travel days and the price drops.
  3. the number of hours of travel you would like to purchase.