Five months after launching its Aviator membership program, charter broker PrivateFly is adding a new benefit to the program that offers a fixed hourly rate on a selection of popular long-distance route pairs from the UK, including to the U.S., Caribbean, and Dubai. The Extended Range fixed-rate pricing is intended to remove the uncertainty of fluctuating market pricing for clients looking to make longer trips that the London-based Directional Aviation company said is “a significant factor” given the current demand for private jet travel.
Under the Extended Range offering, flights for Aviator-member travel on ultra-long-range jets—such as the Gulfstream G650, Bombardier Global 5000/6000, and Dassault Falcon 7X/8X—between the UK and the U.S., Caribbean, and the Middle East will be priced at €13,500 ($15,207) per hour. And for flights between the UK and the Middle East on heavy jets—including the Bombardier Challenger 600, Embraer Legacy 600/650, and Falcon 900—the hourly rate is €11,700.
“Our new Extended Range pricing adds to the considerable benefits available to our Aviator members and will provide enhanced booking confidence to the many who are now planning intercontinental trips in the coming months,” said PrivateFly European managing director Marine Eugène. “It provides the reassurance of being able to avoid the uncertainty of open-market quotes, which can vary widely in the current market conditions.”
An Aviator membership requires funds held on account and an annual membership fee of €10,000, which includes other benefits such as enhanced cancellation terms, "fly further" flight credits of up to 2 percent of funds deposited, premium catering, and inclusive de-icing.