JetCard demand soars as air travel stalls, new five hour private flight card launched

Global private aviation group Air Partner has released figures that show a significant increase in demand for private jet hours, bought in advance, in the first half of 2020, compared to the same time the year before. 

New sales of its JetCard were up 50 per cent from February to July, showing a growing number of travellers opting to pay more for private travel to remove the risk of exposure to COVID on commercial flights, as well as the bespoke luxury of the private travel experience. 

Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa says 2020 has been the busiest year ever for the business.

New sales of its JetCard were up 50 per cent from February to July, as travellers opt for private air travel…

Part of the appeal of Air Partner’s JetCard, over one-off private jet flights, include the flexibility of flying at 24 hours’ notice and free last-minute cancellations, as well as perks such as concierge services and luxury airport transfers.

In response to the growth in demand for JetCards, Air Partner recently launched the ‘JetCard 5’ which allows flyers to purchase just five hours rather than the usual 25 minimum. 

The JetCard 5 card can be used for International flights only (1hr 20 minimum), and owners must fly within 6 months.

The idea is to open up the JetCard to those new to private flying, who are looking to sample the experience before committing to more. The company also expects to attract buyers looking for a premium Christmas gift this season.

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