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Charter Operator Prime Jet gets Safety Audit Trifecta

Prime Jet CharterU.S. charter operator Prime Jet, announced today the completion of all three leading safety audits and registries in one week, according to a release from the operator.

Prime Jet successfully renewed the Wyvern Wingman and ARG/US Platinum ratings and completed an ISBAO Stage II upgrade.  Prime Jet has maintained the Wyvern Wingman rating since 2006 and the ARG/US Platinum rating since 2009.  As a result of this audit Prime Jet upgraded from an ISBAO Stage I operator to a Stage II operator.

ISBAO is an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations is an industry code of best practices, developed by the international business aviation community for the benefit its members.  Recognition for implementation of and conformance to the standards is available via an auditing process that results in an International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) certificate of registration.

All 4 industry safety ratings and registries are included ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform along with all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 operators worldwide.

CEO Cheryl Janke States “We have an incredible team of pilots and cabin hostess operating at a high level of safety and professionalism backed by the pre and post flight analysis procedures of our Safety Management System.”

Prime Jet is a privately held, Part 135 operator of exclusively Gulfstream aircraft, in business since 2001.

The company offers management models from part 91 to fully dedicated charter aircraft. With a fleet size of 15 aircraft Prime Jet maintains a boutique operation, allowing each client access to senior management.


Source:  company announcement

All four main industry safety program ratings and registries are included by operator ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform, which includes all worldwide 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

First Citation Latitude Available for Charter in Europe

Announcing the first Citation Latitude available for charter in Europe. The Cessna Citation Latitude is a 9-passenger mid-size jet.  It is the first business jet to combine a wide, flat-floor, stand-up cabin with a midsize price.  Derived from Cessna’s Model 680 Sovereign, it was type certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration in June 2015.

French charter operator and aircraft management company, iXAir Business Jets, announces their 2017 Latitude is now available for charter.

The full 7-aircraft fleet of iXAir is available ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform along with all 16,631 charter aircraft worldwide.  Get your free 30-day trial here.

The Citation Latitude is the largest aircraft in its category.  Its stand up cabin and large windows provide passengers with a spacious and comfortable feel.

Under French registration, this aircraft is commercially operated by iXAir and has already had great success with numerous flights to Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Greece and Turkey.

The Latitude joins the iXAir existing charter fleet of 6 aircraft including Citation CJ1, two CJ2+, a CJ3, CJ4, and a Global Express XRS.

 

Citation Latitude 9-passenger midsize jet available for European charter.

Citation Latitude 9-passenger midsize jet available for European charter. Photo credit Paul Schaller

Citation Latitude - the only midsize jet with spacious flat floor and 9 seats.

iXAir’s Citation Latitude.  The 9-passenger Latitude is the only midsize jet with spacious flat floor.


Source:  company announcement and information

All 3,008 European charter aircraft and 699 charter operators in Europe are available ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Popular Phenom 300 Light Jets Added to JetSuite’s Charter-Membership-Management Offerings

Alex Wilcox, the chief executive officer and founder of JetSuite, stands in the doorway of the company's Phenom 100 jet at John Wayne Airport.

Alex Wilcox, the chief executive officer and founder of JetSuite, stands in the doorway of the company’s Phenom 100 jet at John Wayne Airport.  Photo credit Mark Rightmire, OC Register.

JetSuite, Inc. announced today at NBAA’s Business Conference & Exhibition that it has expanded its fleet with the first two of several Embraer Phenom 300s.

The company took delivery of its first Phenom 300s in late September and early October, and expects to begin flying this popular light jet as part of its charter service later in October.

“We began a remarkably successful relationship with Embraer products years ago when we were a launch partner for the Phenom 100, we’ve since added Embraer 135s and a Legacy 650, and now we’re excited to continue adding Embraer products by adding the first Phenom 300s to our fleet,” said Alex Wilcox, CEO of JetSuite. “We will continue adding Phenom 300s to our portfolio, both on our own and through our Aircraft Management program, which we debuted earlier this year.”

JetSuite’s 20-aircraft fleet of Wi-Fi equipped light jets are included in the Floating Fleets section of FlightList PRO‘s multi-search platform along with all 335 floating fleet aircraft and 25 operators.  Free 30-day trials are now available here.

The Phenom 300 has been the world’s best-selling business jet for the last four years running. It features enhanced cabin space, speed and range, as compared to JetSuite’s current light jet fleet of Phenom 100s and Citation Jet 3s.

The aircraft will debut as part of the company’s SuiteKey Membership program flights, for those traveling with parties of up to seven, and will initially be priced and offered interchangeably with the CJ3s.

The debut of the P300 in the JetSuite fleet comes soon after the company announcing its Aircraft Management program, to help answer demand for its charter flights and growth in the SuiteKey membership program. This management offering features several options that can offer aircraft owners reductions in the operating cost their planes.


Sources:  company press release

All 20 JetSuite charter light jets are available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Charter Floating Fleet Operator flyExclusive Plans Rapid Growth

After Delta acquisition, aviation entrepreneur charts growth with new airline

Seven years after selling his private jet service to Delta Air Lines, aviation entrepreneur Jim Segrave is “getting the band back together” in Kinston.

His new charter company, LGM Enterprises, is doing business as flyExclusive at Global Transpark. And it involves many of the same employees that helped him build Segrave Aviation, purchased by Delta subsidiary Delta AirElite in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

This time, however, Segrave is doing things a bit differently. “We own all our own planes, for one,” he says.

To cover the costs, LGM has closed on $315,000 in debt capital, part of an offering capped at $2.5 million, according to a securities filing disclosed May 3rd.

flyExclusive and its 20-aircraft fleet are included in the Floating Fleets section of FlightList PRO‘s multi-search platform along with all 232 floating fleet aircraft and 14 operators.  Get your free 30-day trial here.

The 2-year-old firm already has a fleet of more than 20 airplanes, according to Segrave. He says flyExclusive adds a plane every two to three weeks.

While the first company had 17 different types of jets in its fleet, the new firm has just two. He says standardization means all of his pilots can fly all of his planes – giving him scheduling flexibility.

Editor note: The fleet currently includes 7 Citation CJ2 light jets, and 13 Citation Excel/XLS aircraft, all model year 2000-2008.  flyExclusive was recently highlighted in a previous charter alert as now being approved for the ARGUS Platinum rating.

Segrave says the business model is working. FlyExclusive targets high net-worth individuals, business executives and families. Already, the company averages about 1,500 hours per month in the air, with about a $60 million annual run rate, he adds. The goal is to increase the fleet to 50 airplanes “as fast as I can do it,” he explains. “It will probably take me two years.”

The firm has 110 employees.

Article in Triangle Business Journal here


Previous Charter Alert about flyExclusive, 7/14/17


Sources:  Article in Triangle Business Journal, public information

All 20 flyExclusive charter aircraft are available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

VistaJet Launches Membership for Empty-leg Flights

VistaJet officially launched VistaJet Direct, its new digital membership offering priority access to one-way and empty-leg flights at preferential rates.

For a $10,000 annual fee, VistaJet Direct members can request bookings on all available VistaJet aircraft before they are offered to the charter market, according to a release from the company.

Bookings via the VistaJet Direct smartphone app are guaranteed and come with all of the company’s typical services. Through the app’s geo-location feature, members can receive a push notification when a flight near them or from their favorite cities is available.

According to VistaJet, the app offers real-time fixed pricing and the entire booking process can be completed “in minutes.” Members can also request flights through the app, as well as order catering and arrange other ground services.

VistaJet released this statement from company Chairman and Founder, Thomas Flohr:

“This launch is all about giving our customers, and all business travelers, as much flexibility and choice as possible. With the addition of VistaJet Direct, flying with us is easier than ever.  We’re always looking for new opportunities to make travel as memorable as possible, and make our customers’ flight an experience they will never forget. VistaJet Direct is the fastest and most convenient way to fly VistaJet. Customers can now book a flight and access the full array of our services no matter where in the world they are, at a time that suits them.”

Source:  Company press release


Past Charter Alerts about VistaJet:

VistaJet US Flight and Pax Traffic Grows Triple Digits, Worldwide Double Digits

VistaJet Adds Jet Charter Service in China


The FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of those using FlightList PRO have been arranging charters more than 10 years, and a full 1/4 – more than 20 years.  Currently 30-day free trials are available.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

New Long Range Intl Jet Charter Operator W/Fleet G650s, Global 6000s, Falcon 7X

Enter Phenix Jet International, LLC, and it’s charter fleet of – currently 5 – long range jets.  With ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman ratings backing up it’s intercontinental aircraft capabilities.

  • 2014 Gulfstream 650ER
  • 2011 Gulfstream G650
  • 2012 Global 6000
  • 2011 Global 6000
  • 2014 Falcon 7X

Editor’s note: Along with many other U.S. operators, Phenix Jet International aircraft are available only in the FlightList PRO platform, with all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  $90/mo., free trials here.

U.S.-registered and operated, the long range jets are based between Tokyo, Japan and Kong Kong, positioned for Asian transport as well as U.S./Asia nonstop luxury transports.

Asian based aircraft with U.S. operators, and holding ARGUS and Wyvern ratings are a rare availability in the far East.  Just 10 other operators out of 51 with aircraft in China, Hong Kong or Japan hold ARGUS or Wyvern ratings.  4 of the 10 are U.S. operators Avjet Corporation, Executive Jet Management, Jet Aviation and Zetta Jet.  Source- FlightList PRO


By TAMIYUKI KIHARA/ Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun Aug. 5, 2017

Charter Gulfstream G650 jet operated by Phenix Jet. Photo: Sojitz Corp.

Gulfstream G650 jet operated by Phenix Jet.  Photo: Sojitz Corp.

Major trading house Sojitz Corp. has set up a company to operate jet planes for wealthy individuals and corporate customers outside Japan in the rest of Asia.

Sojitz set up the subsidiary firm Phenix Jet International LLC in the United States, and has opened an office in Hong Kong, with the aim of offering “business jets” that can accommodate between four and 20 passengers.

The company is hoping to tap into demand for similar aircraft, which is expected to grow among wealthy people in China and Southeast Asia.

In operating the business, Sojitz will keep the jet planes on behalf of their owners and undertake centralized management of their maintenance, arrangement of pilots and operation of flights.

The company has already invested several hundred million yen (several million dollars) in the firm, which will be operated under the “Phenix Jet” brand.

Sojitz is not new to the business sector. It has been operating business jets, mostly in Japan, since 2003, and currently has about 10 jet planes available for the business.

The operation of business jets is flourishing in Western countries. Japan Airlines Co. began operating similar aircraft in France in May.

Demand for the mode of transport is also rising in Asia, partly because they allow efficient mobility in areas that are not served by regular flights. Sojitz expects there will be new demand for 1,000 more business jets in Asia alone over the next 10 years.

Source:  Public news article / The Asahi Shimbun / company materials


Phenix Jet charter aircraft are available only in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

How To Make Money With Airplanes- Management, Jet Cards, Charter: Operator Jet Linx Reaches 100 Aircraft at 14 Bases, 38 Added in 2016

Jet management company and charter operator Jet Linx reaches 100-aircraft milestone

Jet Linx charter operator management company

“A hundred airplanes is a phenomenal benchmark,” said Jet Linx President and CEO Jamie Walker. Photo: Matt Miller/The World-Herald

The trick to making money with airplanes is to not own them.

Jet Linx learned that lesson four years after the Omaha company started in 1999, giving up ownership of its jets and shifting to aircraft management and a private jet travel card service.

Now, Jet Linx is celebrating its 100th managed jet — actually, the fleet stands at 101 today — and ranks No. 3 in the highly fragmented industry of managing and renting out expensive air vehicles as a service to their owners.

“A hundred airplanes is a phenomenal benchmark,” said Jet Linx President and CEO Jamie Walker.

He hosted about 400 clients, staff members, vendors and others for supper at downtown Omaha’s Blatt Beer & Table restaurant, followed by a private concert by the band Smash Mouth at Slowdown.

No. 1 in managed fleet size is Executive Jet Management, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets. No. 2 is Gama Aviation, based in Hampshire, England.

Jet Linx added 38 aircraft last year and is headed for 110 by the end of 2017. Walker attributed that growth, about 30 percent a year in revenue, to the people running its network of 14 local private airport terminals, alongside the 95-member staff at its operational headquarters in Omaha.

From pilots to airplane polishers, Jet Linx has 485 employees.

Members of the Jet Linx local Omaha FBO team, with their Hawker 800XP midsize jet and crew.  Photo: Jet Linx

Joe Moeggenberg, president and CEO of air travel data company ARGUS International of Cincinnati, said Jet Linx’s local network is a unique structure in private jet management, an industry with 2,300 businesses, nearly all of them tiny, that manage private jet airplanes.

Jet Linx — an ARGUS customer — has a cost advantage because most of its flights start or end at its network cities, Moeggenberg said, meaning fewer expensive empty-cabin flights.

Aside from a few jets managed exclusively for their owners, Jet Linx’s card customers can book any of the airplanes made available at the owners’ discretion.

Jet Linx handles fueling, maintenance, safety checks, hangar storage and other services, including employing pilots, as well as scheduling and tracking flights for Jet Linx’s card members, more than 200 in Omaha and 1,300 total.

All 79 Jet Linx charter aircraft nationwide are included in FlightList PRO‘s multi-search platform along with all all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  Free 30-day trials available here.

Card members are guaranteed hourly rates — $3,500 to $8,500, depending on the size of the plane — as well as flight access and safety standards, Walker said. Their travel fees cover Jet Linx’s costs and supply revenue for the aircraft owners, often cutting net operating costs by 50 percent.

But no matter how well you manage costs, Walker said, there’s an industry truism: “You cannot make money owning an airplane.”

Besides operating expenses, aircraft prices are high, especially for long-range aircraft.

Jet Linx’s fleet includes seven-passenger Beechjet 400s that can travel 1,400 miles on a tank of fuel, often priced around $700,000, and 14-passenger, $20 million-plus Gulfstream 450s with a 5,000-mile range.

Walker said some businesses would end their company flight operations if they had to absorb all the costs. By bringing in revenue from travel card customers they can keep the convenience and time savings that jets offer.

Besides Omaha, Jet Linx’s local offices are in Atlanta; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Forth Worth, Texas; Houston; Indianapolis; Nashville, Tennessee; St. Louis; San Antonio; Scottsdale, Arizona; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C.

Jet Linx is majority owner of each location, with a local partner as minority owner.

“We need somebody locally who gives us that credibility and trust and support in that community,” Walker said, plus contacts to recruit as travel card members.

Besides reduced “dead-head” flight costs, he said, the terminals provide local-style, personalized service for card members and aircraft owners. The local Jet Linx partner typically becomes “the jet guy” in each city, he said.

Later this year Jet Linx’s local offices will celebrate the 100-aircraft landmark. Jet Linx was founded by Denny Walker, Jamie’s father and now chairman. He is former head of MemberWorks Inc., an Omaha-based card membership company. Jamie Walker said Jet Linx has room to grow, with plans to open about two locations a year. He said another dozen or so U.S. cities meet Jet Linx’s requirements for airport services and other standards.

The Omaha World-Herald is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

By: , 6/26/17.  Article in the Omaha World-Herald here.


All 79 Jet Linx charter aircraft are available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Two Popular US Charter Operators Now ARGUS Platinum

Two popular US charter operators now carry the ARGUS Platinum rating, the highest designation available from the aviation services and safety organization, ARGUS.  With this, 31 more aircraft spanning both US coasts, have the Platinum designation.

The two-year-old operator flyExclusive with its fast growing floating fleet has become a major player in the one-way pricing charter market nationwide.

Operating a defined fleet of seventeen jets, consisting of eleven midsize Citation Excels and six Citation CJ2 light jets, flyExclusive is included in both the Aircraft Search and the Floating Fleets sections of FlightList PRO’s multi-search platform, along with all 14 floating fleet operators and 232 aircraft.


Founded in 2006, Latitude 33 Aviation manages the largest and newest fleet of light jets in the United States according to a company press release. Headquartered at KCRQ McClellan-Palomar Airport in Southern California, Latitude 33 Aviation is convenient to San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Operating a total of fourteen aircraft for charter, Latitude 33 offers seven Citation CJ3 and CJ3+, and four other Citations; M2, CJ4, XLS and Sovereign.  Rounding out the current fleet are a Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300’s.  All are manufacturing dates of 2005 or newer.

The fleet is based in Southern and Central California, the majority in the Los Angeles and San Diego area, including 9 at KCRQ Palomar Airport, Carlsbad, CA, a northern Suburb of San Diego.

The full fleets of flyExclusive and Latitude 33 are only available in  FlightList PRO‘s multi-search platform, the only source including all Part-135 certified charter aircraft and operators in the US and worldwide.  Free 30-day access is available here.


Currently worldwide, 1,698 charter, cargo and ambulance aircraft with 134 operators carry the ARGUS Platinum rating, 1,372 aircraft and 109 operators are in the United States.

ARGUS International, Inc. is one of four main aircraft operations safety services and registration organizations, and has the largest number of operators subscribing.

Other major safety services organizations include Wyvern Ltd., Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), and the International Business Aircraft Council (IBAC).

flyExclusive and Latitude 33 both also carry the Wyvern Registered designation.


Other Charter Alert about Latitude 33, 9/29/16


Source:  Company press releases, news and public information

All 4 major safety standard organizations and 6 operator ratings are included by operators in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Charter Broker Horizon Air Group Acquires Operator Starbase Jet

Horizon Air Group, a charter broker and aircraft sales/acquisition broker based in Dallas, TX, has announced the acquisition of World Class Jet dba Starbase Jet for undisclosed terms, including the air carrier certificate to be rebranded Horizon Jet Management.

Starbase Jet/World Class Jet was a holding of the Randall Reed Family of Companies headquartered in Addison, TX.

Horizon Air Group launched in May 2015 as Horizon Air Charter, with what it called the industry’s first monthly Flight Equity pay-as-you-go jet card program.  The founders of Horizon Air Group, Luis Barros and Robert Rosenberg, both have employment histories with Starbase Jet.  More in 2015’s Air Charter Alert, New Broker Offers Pay-As-You-Go Card And Consulting Services

The acquisition allows Horizon Air Group to not only assist clients with charter services and aircraft sales, but also FAA licensed aircraft operation through the Part 135 air carrier certificate, which is ARGUS Platinum rated, Wyvern Registered, IS-BAO Registered, and has worldwide operating authority.

Starbase Jet’s full charter fleet is available only in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform along with all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  Free 30-day trials available here.

Houston-based Starbase Jet (World Class Jet) with its Part-135 certificate was established in 2000, and currently operates a fleet of 8 aircraft on certificate, based between Houston, Dallas and Santa Ana, CA.  Light through heavy jets, the types include Embraer Legacy 600,  Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Learjet 60, Citation XLS and Citation CJ2.

“In a time when people feel like they only have two choices, to either stick with the classic charter models that have been around for some time or buy into the trendy memberships programs that have been popular lately, it’s important to us to really forge ahead with an alternative that combines the best of both worlds,” said Horizon Air Group CEO Luis Barros.  “We’ve advanced the technology and approach of the classic models along with bringing more of a practical and aviation-based offering to the membership app crowd.”

This acquisition also makes Horizon Air Group one of the largest air charter organizations throughout the south central United States, now offering three major sales functions within the private aviation industry:  Aircraft Management, Charter Brokerage, and Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions.


Source:  company press release, company public information

All Starbase Jet charter aircraft are only available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

New-To-Charter Embraer Legacy 600/650’s Added To New York and California

Newly available for charter, Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 large cabin private jets are now chartering from both US coasts.  The Legacy 600 is available from the San Francisco, CA bay area, and the Legacy 650 from the New York metro area, and both operated by Jet Edge International.

The operator’s corporate strategy over the past six years focused heavily on managing and operating primarily Gulfstream aircraft with the goal to optimize fixed costs to the owners and to be a one-stop shop for charter customers. Over the past two years the company’s aircraft offerings have gradually expanded to other celebrated aircraft brands, including Bombardier’s Global series, Dassault Falcon Jet 2000/900 series, and Embraer’s Legacy 600/650 series. At the same time the company has expanded within the United States by organically growing the Florida and New York regions.

The newest additions to the Jet Edge fleet includes the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft. These aircraft models offer charter fliers a host of proven benefits: large, luxurious cabins, improved efficiency and lower operating costs, and a remarkable dispatch reliability. They are versatile aircraft that are popular for both North American and international travel.

Embraer Legacy 600

Legacy 600 now available for charter based OAK Oakland, CA, operated by Jet Edge.

Legacy 600 now available for charter based OAK Oakland, CA, operated by Jet Edge.

The full 42-aircraft fleet of Jet Edge is available ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform along with all 16,631 charter aircraft worldwide.  Get your free 30-day trial here.

  • Based KOAK Oakland, CA
  • Comfortable 13 passenger executive seating configuration featuring: forward 4-place club, mid-cabin 4-place conference group, aft divan opposite 2-place club
  • Complimentary domestic Wi-Fi
  • 2008 model aircraft
  • Fully enclosed private aft lavatory
  • Gourmet forward galley equipped with oven, microwave, and coffee maker
  • Aircraft is able to sleep up to 6 passengers
  • Global Satcom phone system and 110 volt power outlets
  • Equipped with entertainment system with Airshow 4000, dual DVD/CD players, & forward & aft bulkhead 17-inch LCD monitors

Embraer Legacy 650

Legacy 650 now available from charter, based HPN White Plains, NY, operated by Jet Edge.

Legacy 650 now available from charter, based HPN White Plains, NY, operated by Jet Edge.

  • Based KHPN White Plains, NY
  • Newly delivered – 2017
  • 13-passenger executive seating configuration featuring: forward 4-place club, mid-cabin 4-place conference group, aft stateroom with divan opposite 2-place club
  • Fully enclosed private aft lavatory
  • Gourmet forward galley equipped with oven, microwave, and coffee maker
  • Aircraft is able to sleep up to 6 passengers
  • Domestic and international Wi-Fi
  • Equipped with entertainment system with JETMAP HD Worldwide, Blu-ray/DVD player, forward & aft bulkhead 19-inch LCD monitors

Jet Edge’s corporate strategy over the past six years focused heavily on managing and operating primarily Gulfstream aircraft with the goal to optimize fixed costs to the owners and to be a one-stop shop for charter customers. Over the past two years the company’s aircraft offerings have gradually expanded to other celebrated aircraft brands, including Bombardier’s Global series, Dassault Falcon Jet 2000/900 series, and Embraer’s Legacy 600/650 series. At the same time the company has expanded within the United States by organically growing the Florida and New York regions.

The newest additions to the Jet Edge fleet includes the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft. These aircraft models offer charter fliers a host of proven benefits: large, luxurious cabins, improved efficiency and lower operating costs, and a remarkable dispatch reliability. They are versatile aircraft that are popular for both North American and international travel.


Source:  company press release

All 42 Jet Edge charter aircraft are available ONLY in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Announcing New To Charter – Hawker, Gulfstream & Challenger Jets for New York, Florida and Las Vegas

Announcing midsize and heavy jets new to charter in New York, Florida and Las Vegas.  Popular charter aircraft models in popular locations – operators Voyager Jet Center, Prime Jet and Air Fuga have added the following jets to their charter certificates and are currently available.  The below new additions all have complimentary Wi-Fi, recent refurbishments and are ARGUS-rated Gold or Platinum.

All are available through the FlightList PRO sourcing platform, which includes all 16,631 aircraft and 3,419 charter operators, the world’s largest.

Hawker 800XP, Based KTEB

  • Operated by Voyager Jet Center
  • ARGUS Platinum
  • Wi-Fi complimentary
  • Updated paint and cabin interior, January 2017
New to charter, Hawker 800XP based KTEB operated by Voyager Jet Center

New to charter, Hawker 800XP based KTEB operated by Voyager Jet Center

Have you tried FlightList PRO yet?  Free 30-day trials now available, no credit card, risk or commitment. Then choose to add it for just $90/month, includes 3 users, cancel any time.  Join the most experienced charter brokers –  80% of users have arranged charters for more than 10 years.  A full 1/4 more than 20 years.  Request YOUR free trial here.

Gulfstream IV, based KLAS

  • Operated by Prime Jet
  • ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Wingman
  • Wi-Fi complimentary
  • Full interior and exterior refurbishment 2014
  • 16 seats
New to charter, Gulfstream IV based KLAS Las Vegas, operated by Prime Jet

New to charter, Gulfstream IV based KLAS Las Vegas, operated by Prime Jet

Challenger 601, based KSFB

  • Operated by Air Fuga
  • ARGUS Gold
  • Wi-Fi complimentary
  • Full refurbishment 2017
  • 10 seats
New to charter, Challenger 601 based KSFB Orlando, operated by Air Fuga

New to charter, Challenger 601 based KSFB Orlando, operated by Air Fuga


Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

The FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.  FlightList PRO is used by the most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals in the industry; 80% of those using FlightList PRO have been arranging charters more than 10 years.

Announcing New Private Jet Charter Operator

Announcing Part-135 charter operator Southern Sky Aviation and their Citation V light jet based in the Southeastern U.S.

The certificated FAA air carrier is also a full-service aviation company based in Birmingham, Alabama offering aircraft management services, maintenance, flight training and private charter flight service.


Editor’s note:  Southern Sky Aviation aircraft and operator information is available only in FlightList PRO, not in other charter sources.  FlightList PRO presents automatically every certificated charter operator and their full fleets – not selected aircraft or operators.  The multi-search platform includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide, and is a key tool used every day by the most experienced brokers and travel professionals; 80% of those using FlightList PRO have arranged charters more than 10 years, and a full 1/4 – more than 20 years.


Southern Sky Aviation operates an 8-passenger Citation V light jet, based at KBHM Birmingham, AL, currently available for charter.  The jet is crewed only by ATP-rated (Airline Transport Pilot) pilots.  Charter service is operated under FAA certificate # 365A2510 by JetFast365, LLC/dba Southern Sky Aviation.

The Southern Sky Aviation Citation V light jet, now available for charter

The Southern Sky Aviation Citation V light jet, now available for charter.  Photo – Southern Sky Aviation.

Citation V cabin, operated by Southern Sky Aviation

Citation V cabin, available for charter and operated by Southern Sky Aviation.


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Private Jet Charter Operator In Unlikely Location has Success, Lofty Plans

ATI Jet Charter Service Aims High

By David Crowder, El Paso Inc.

El Paso has one high-flying charter service. Using Lear jets that take off from El Paso International Airport, ATI Jet hauls Hollywood stars, doctors and business executives around the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

A renowned pilot himself, ATI Jet owner Lyle Byrum has lofty ambitions to turn the company into a national force with a fleet of 100 planes by 2023.

He’s got a ways to go.

Today, ATI Jet has eight, sleek Lears in service, 22 pilots, more than 400 regular customers and a lot more occasional passengers, according to Byrum. That makes the company one of the larger charter services in the Southwest.

ATI Jet private fleet of charter Learjets.

ATI Jet private fleet of charter Learjets. Photo. Photo by Jorge Salgado

“The Lear 60 is the world’s fastest, highest-flying midsize jet,” he said.

It’s an expensive way to get around. Booking one of the eight-seat speedsters for the 3½-hour, 2,000-mile flight to Washington, D.C., and back will cost about $30,000, Byrum said.

ATI Jet’s full fleet of 8 charter Learjets, with aircraft and operator details, is available in FlightList PRO.

When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher needed to come to El Paso in 1990 to address the Republican Party, he picked her up in Dallas and says she insisted that he accompany her on the trip back.

“What’s driven our charter business has been security; you don’t have to worry about security,” Byrum said. “No. 2, you can get here five minutes before you want to leave or an hour later. You’re not tied to schedules.”

ATI’s more recent big-name passengers include the queen of Jordan, Tommy Lee Jones, Dennis and Randy Quaid and Julia Roberts, according to Byrum.

ATI Jet’s repeat customers come from just about everywhere – except El Paso.

“We only have 24 customers here in El Paso,” he said. “A few years ago there was a study done and we were No. 3 in the country doing charters to Mexico. A lot of people like to use us because we know our way around.

ATI Jet's Lyle Byrum in the Learjet 60

ATI Jet’s Lyle Byrum in the Learjet 60. Photo by Jorge Salgado

Byrum talks a big game, but as one close acquaintance said, “He’s the real deal.”

He’s an Ysleta High School graduate whose family owned the second largest crane company in the Southwest in the 1960s and 1970s, Byrum Crane and Rigging. He became its general manager before his parents sold the company.

“I personally erected half of Cielo Vista Mall,” Byrum remembers.

Out of a job, he headed off to college, learned how to fly, became an instructor and took over a flying school and Cessna dealer in Midland. He’s been in aviation since, doing everything from helping the FAA write regulations to performing crazy stunts for movies.

His business ventures also included Quicksilver Enterprises, a publicly held company that became the world’s largest manufacturer of ultralight aircraft from 1980 to 1996, selling more than 12,000 aircraft worldwide.

Byrum made big money doing movies and TV as a Hollywood stunt pilot, stunt man and actor. He has the movie-set publicity photos with stars on the walls at ATI Jet’s headquarters to prove it.

“I think I have been in more movies than any native-born El Pasoan other than Debbie Reynolds, and maybe her,” he said.

Those movies and TV shows include “Arizona Dream” with Fay Dunaway and Johnny Depp, “Jackknife” with Robert De Niro, “CHIPS,” “Fantasy Island,” “A-Team” and “Remington Steel.”

Then, there was “Howard the Duck,” the George Lucas-backed movie that bombed. In that movie, Byrum says he flew a plane through the open doors of a moving boxcar, tearing off the wings.

The rise of computer graphics starting in the 1990s put a big dent in the demand for real air stunts, and after a series of business and personal setbacks, including the loss of his 12-year-old son to cancer, Byrum came back to El Paso.

“I decided I wanted to come home,” he said. “I don’t know why; I can’t tell you. I didn’t do anything for two years.

“Then, I went to work for this company, and then I bought it from Doc. Nelson and the Lowenfields.”

Things were moving along for Byrum and ATI Jet’s small fleet of Lears when he made the mistake of going into business with Bob Jones, the CEO of the nonprofit National Center for the Employment of the Disabled, or NCED, in 2003.

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Jones, a prominent El Pasoan who would later be convicted in the biggest corruption scandal and fraud against the federal government in El Paso history, put up $1 million to gain an interest in the company.

It was supposed to be Jones’ money, but it wasn’t. It belonged to NCED, and the arrangement implicated Byrum and his company when the FBI learned about Jones’ fraudulent investments in 2005.

But the greater fraud occurred at NCED during the 12 years Jones controlled the nonprofit, which existed to provide jobs for the severely disabled under set-aside contracts to manufacture boxes, military uniforms and chemical protective ware.

Under Jones, NCED had grown to 4,000 employees with contracts in excess of $200 million a year when it was reported that the vast majority of its employees weren’t actually disabled.

They were displaced clothing workers, many from Mexico.

In all, the total of misspent federal dollars paid to NCED approached $2 billion, and Jones had amassed a fortune estimated at $50 million. He was convicted in 2011 and is still serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison.

Byrum sued Jones, who had actually gained control of ATI Jet, for stock fraud, provided evidence to the FBI and was cleared of all wrongdoing.

NCED agreed to pay for the bills Jones had run up using ATI Jet to shuttle Army generals and others back and forth from Washington and around the country.

“For three years, he wasn’t paying me for what he was doing,” Byrum said. “The bill just got bigger and bigger. I barely survived.

“After it was all over, I think I was the only guy that got paid back, and I got paid every penny.”

Byrum said ATI Jet has bounced back, allowing him to buy two newer Lear 60 jets recently and to expand by using what he calls the Southwest Airlines model – using one type of aircraft requiring the same parts and training for pilots and mechanics.

ATI Jet's Learjet 60 cabin

ATI Jet’s Learjet 60 cabin.  Photo by Jorge Salgado

He’s also kept up his interest in very fast cars and drag racing, which he still does at the age of 69.

He owns El Paso Motorplex with a dirt track and drag-strip near Socorro where he was planning to add a 2-mile, $2 million paved road course for Formula 1 racing until last year.

“I decided to keep expanding ATI Jet instead, so we put the project on hold,” Byrum said.

Asked if he intends to go public with ATI-Jet to buy 90 more jets and become a national charter service, he said, “I’m planning to, yes – at the right time.”

Article in El Paso Inc.


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Two Leading Charter Operators Add Popular Hawker 800XP Midsize Jets in Chicago and Dallas

Announcing two new Hawker 800XP midsize jets to charter availability, based in the strong-charter-demand areas of Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL.

The Hawker 800XP is perhaps the most desired charter jet type in the midsize category.  It’s range, speed and large comfortable cabin make it among the most popular of all charter aircraft.  The cabin features a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) stand-up center aisle, a walk-in rear lavatory and a standard seating configuration of 8 real seats; 5 captains chairs plus a 3-place couch.

ARGUS Platinum-rated Business Jet Access as an example – every charter tail and operator are automatically included in FlightList PRO, one reason the most experienced charter brokers use it every day-  80% of those using FlightList PRO have arranged charters for more than 10 years.  A full 1/4 more than 20 years.  More information here-  FlightList PRO and About.  Free 30-day trial access is now available.

Dallas-based aircraft management and charter operator Business Jet Access, has added a second Hawker 800XP to its Part-125 charter certificate.  The year-of-make 2004 aircraft boosts the charter company’s fleet to 8 aircraft, including midsize, super-midsize and heavy class business jets.  All 8 aircraft of ARGUS Platinum-rated Business Jet Access are part of FlightList PRO’s charter sourcing platform, however the other leading charter sources have just 5 of their aircraft.

Cabin of the Hawker 800XP for charter, based in Dallas TX and operated by Business Jet Access

Cabin of the Hawker 800XP new to charter, based in Dallas TX and operated by Business Jet Access

The other Hawker 800XP new to charter belongs to Chicago-based DuPage Aerospace.  This year 2000 midsize jet features free Wi-Fi internet access in flight.  The DuPage Aerospace fleet expands to 9 aircraft with the addition, including 5 of the popular Hawker 800XP models.

Hawker 800XP for charter based in Chicago, IL, operated by DuPage Aerospace.

Hawker 800XP for charter based in Chicago, IL, operated by DuPage Aerospace.

Source:  Business Jet Access and DuPage Aerospace


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New to Charter, Hawker 800XP and Learjet 60 in Florida and New York

New to charter, a Hawker 800XP and Learjet 60 are the latest additions to the growing operator fleet, now numbering 17.  The 2003 Learjet 60 is based KMMU Morristown, NJ and the 2001 Hawker 800XP with Wi-Fi on board is based KPBI West Palm Beach, FL.  The two midsize jet models are among the most popular aircraft in the category due to their combination of cabin size, range and speed.

The full 17-aircraft fleet of Jet Access Aviation is available ONLY in the FlightList PRO  platform.

Jet Access Aviation, a FAR Part 135 worldwide operator with 15 other aircraft based across the eastern half of the US is growing its charter fleet.

The Learjet 60 boasts a 7 passenger capacity and is based in New York. The Hawker 800XP midsize jet is fully dedicated to charter, comes with unlimited Wi-Fi, and accommodates up to 8 passengers. Both aircraft have been fully refurbished within the last year and are currently available for charter.

“As we continue to grow our charter fleet, I want to ensure we are providing aircraft that support the needs of the market,” states company president and owner Jack E. Lambert Jr.  “Since we have several bases and a floating fleet of aircraft, we are able to provide cost effective solutions to our clients.”

Learjet 60 midsize jet with Wi-Fi based New York, operated by Jet Access Aviation.

Learjet 60 midsize jet with Wi-Fi based New York, operated by Jet Access Aviation.

Jet Access Aviation is a ARG/US Platinum and Wyvern Approved Charter Operator specializing in empty leg and one-way private jet charter flights. The company’s fleet consists of a variety of aircraft which includes a Gulfstream IV, Citation Sovereign, plus several other Light, Midsize, and Large Jets.


Source:  company press release

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Three Popular Charter Jets Added to Los Angeles and San Diego Based Charter Availability

Three popular light and midsize and super-midsize jet models have been added to Southern California-based charter availability.  Latitude 33 Aviation, headquartered at Carlsbad, CA’s McClellan-Palomar Airport Airport (KCRQ), with an expanding charter and management fleet, has added aircraft to its charter availability based in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.

Newly available for charter are these three in-demand aircraft:

Phenom 300 light jet based Carlsbad, CA

Embraer Phenom 300 light jet
YOM 2016
8 passenger capacity
Wi-Fi on board
Based KCRQ Carlsbad, CA

Citation XLS+ based KSNA

Citation XLS+ midsize jet
YOM 2012
9 passenger capacity
Wi-Fi on board
Based KSNA Santa Ana, CA

Citation Sovereign based KCRQCitation Sovereign super-midsize jet
YOM 2005
8 passenger capaicty
Wi-Fi on board
Based KCRQ Carlsbad, CA

News Source:  FlightList PRO

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GrandView Aviation Adds Three Jets; Only Operator at DCA Regan National

Charter operator GrandView Aviation, based in the Baltimore region, will add jet charters and expand to Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., making it the only charter operator at the airport, the company said Monday.

GrandView Jets will offer charter flights aboard three Phenom 300 jets, light business jets made by Embraer, said Jessica Bowling, GrandView’s director of sales & marketing. These jets can carry eight passengers and fly about 2,000 miles.

Phenom 300 jet for charter operated by Grandview Aviation

2016 Phenom 300 jet for charter operated by Grandview Aviation

“We found that the demand for charter jet and helicopter services is increasing throughout the region, particularly in the Washington, D.C. area,” Bowling said in a statement. “Opening an office at Reagan National Aiport was a natural choice for expansion as we are one of the few operators with permission to operate in and out of [Reagan].”

The new jets double GrandView’s overall fleet, which previously consisted of three Bell 430 and Bell 407 helicopters, flying from Martin State Airport and the company’s Pier 7 Heliport in Baltimore, Bowling said.

The charter operator will have two of the three jets ready this week, and the third will come in the next month or so, Bowling said.


Source:  Colin Campbell of the The Baltimore Sun, and Grandview Aviation

Other Air Charter Alert about Grandview Aviation

New Charter Operator Plus Light/Midize Jets Now Available Nationwide

Announcing several new charter aircraft on certificate and available nationwide, plus a new Part-135 charter operator.  Some of the most popular Light and Midsize jets – Hawker 800XP, Citation XLS, Citation Excel, Citation CJ3 – are all now available for charter, with four different operators, based from Chicago to California.

Hawker 800XP, based KDPA West Chicago, IL, with complimentary Wi-Fi and operated by DuPage Aerospace.  9 light through heavy jets available for charter, including 5 midsize Hawkers.

The full fleets of DuPage Aerospace, Gemini Air Group and Tulsa Executive Flight, as well as every operator worldwide, are available ONLY in the FlightList PRO  platform.

Citation Excel, based KSDL Scottsdale, AZ, with complimenatary Wi-FI and operated by Gemini Air Group, Inc.  Gemini has 5 light through heavy jets available for charter.

Citation CJ3, based KCMI Camarillo, CA, with complimentary Wi-Fi and operated by CI Jets.  Two light jets available for charter.

Citaiton XLS, based KRVS Tulsa, OK
New Charter Operator – Tulsa Executive Flight
Full fleet of 3 charter aircraft.
Tulsa Executive Flight has a long history as Desinations Executive Flight Center, a flight training FBO.


News Source:  FlightList PRO

FlightList PRO is used by the industry’s most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals; 79% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

All charter aircraft and operator details are available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

New Charter Operator Plus Light/Midize Jets Now Available Nationwide

Announcing several new charter aircraft on certificate and available nationwide, plus a new Part-135 charter operator.  Some of the most popular Light and Midsize jets – Hawker 800XP, Citation XLS, Citation Excel, Citation CJ3 – are all now available for charter, with four different operators, based from Chicago to California.

Hawker 800XP, based KDPA West Chicago, IL, with complimentary Wi-Fi and operated by DuPage Aerospace.  9 light through heavy jets available for charter, including 5 midsize Hawkers.

The full fleets of DuPage Aerospace, Gemini Air Group and Tulsa Executive Flight are available ONLY in the FlightList PRO  platform.

Citation Excel, based KSDL Scottsdale, AZ, with complimenatary Wi-FI and operated by Gemini Air Group, Inc.  Gemini has 5 light through heavy jets available for charter.

Citation CJ3, based KCMI Camarillo, CA, with complimentary Wi-Fi and operated by CI Jets.  Two light jets available for charter.

Citaiton XLS, based KRVS Tulsa, OK
New Charter Operator – Tulsa Executive Flight
Full fleet of 3 charter aircraft.
Tulsa Executive Flight has a long history as Desinations Executive Flight Center, a flight training FBO.


News Source:  FlightList PRO

FlightList PRO is used by the industry’s most successful and experienced brokers and travel professionals; 79% of users have arranged charters more than 10 years, 25% more than 20 years.

All charter aircraft and operator details are available in the FlightList PRO multi-search platform which includes all 16,631 charter aircraft and 3,419 charter operators worldwide.

Air Charter Alerts by FlightList PRO, are the latest announcements in the private air charter industry about operators, brokers and charter aircraft, and geared towards active participants in the industry.

Membership Service Wheels Up, Charter Operator Talon Air Combine for NY-FL Shuttle

Source:  AIN Online

Charter membership firm Wheels Up is partnering with Talon Air to launch scheduled per-seat shuttle service in Talon’s super-midsize Hawker 4000s from Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York, to Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). The service, which is exclusively for Wheels Up members, begins tomorrow and costs $2,100 per seat one-way, including taxes, according to company founding partner Justin Firestone.

Membership costs:
Wheels Up membership for individuals is $17,500 annually and corporations $29,500 annually according to Corporate Jet Investor.  Annual dues (starting second year) are then $8,500 for individuals and $14,500 for corporations.  Membership then allows private flights with a fleet of King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft, at fixed hourly rates – the cost per hour of getting on the King Air is $3,950 per hour and the Citation Excel/XLS is $6,950 per hour according to a report from the private aviation industry resource.  Wheels Up memberships are also available from Costco; Wheels Up membership cost

Flights will leave HPN at 4 p.m. on Fridays and return at 6 p.m. on Sundays, with the exception of this holiday weekend, when the flight will return on Monday at 6 p.m. Firestone said that the shuttle service will run through March 5, but could be extended past this date depending on usage.

“This is currently the only shuttle we are running with Talon Air,” he told AIN. However, it already runs several shuttle flights in the Northeast and central California using its fleet of Beechcraft King Air 350is and Cessna Citation Excel/XLSs that are operated by Gama Aviation. In fact, Firestone said, it will be adding King Air shuttles from New York and Boston to Nantucket and Hyannis this summer, as well as other to-be-announced destinations.

A Hawker 4000 operated by Talon Air for Wheels Up shuttle service between New York and Florida.

A Hawker 4000 operated by Talon Air for Wheels Up shuttle service between New York and Florida. Photo: Talon Air

Prior Charter Alerts for Wheels Up
Wheels Up Gets $115 Million Investment From T.Rowe Price, Others
Citation Emergency, Door Opens in Flight – Live ATC recording
Wheels Up Takes Delivery of “Pink Plane In Time for October

AIN Article here; Wheels Up Partners with Talon Air on NY-Florida Shuttle