Boston-based air charter broker Magellan Jets has launched a membership program, expanding its previous on-demand and jet card offerings. According to company president and co-founder Anthony Tivnan, its membership program provides an easy on-ramp for those who can afford to fly privately, but haven’t previously, and are now seeking a safer post-Covid-19 air travel option. He noted that there are 8.1 million such households in the U.S. with a net worth exceeding $2 million.
Magellan is offering two different annual membership tiers: a basic level for $8,500 ($4,500 renewal) and a premier level for $14,500 ($9,500 renewal). The basic membership provides access to 2000 model or newer aircraft in four categories with a 24-hour callout time. Its premier level halves that callout time, provides access to newer aircraft in the same four categories, allows multi-aircraft use, and includes catering, Wi-Fi, and carbon offsets. Both membership levels come with 12-month locked-in hourly rates and no blackout dates, fuel, or peak surcharges.
“Our membership fees are designed to guarantee access to more options at a pay-as-you-go hourly fixed cost,” said Magellan CEO and co-founder Joshua Hebert. “We have worked hard to provide the greatest value per hour by increasing transparency and eliminating the numerous fees, blackout periods, and ancillary costs. We’re here to elevate the industry and help get America back to work.”