Leading private aviation firm NetJets Europe (www.netjetseurope.com) has launched a same-day Return Flight Card, designed to cut the cost of same-day air travel across Europe.
The Same Day Return Card is the latest innovation from the fractional jet ownership company that has made it their aim to make private jet travel more accessible and more affordable.
The new flight card, which will be available for the next three months, allows for a more economical way to access private jet services. Cardholders will be able to benefit from the extensive destination network and superior service and safety record that NetJets is renowned for, and from as little as 25-hours flight time. Customers using the new card system can fly one or more legs in a given day, providing that the trip ends up back at the departure airport.
Ideal, for example, for a business traveller looking to get to a meeting in Milan from London, then a meeting in Paris and back home again in the same day. Unlike other charter jet firms, NetJets doesn’t calculate its return flights using city pairs or home bases, so the choice of airports on offer is extensive – almost 700 to choose from across the continent.
While journeys can be multi-leg, the restriction of travel to start and end in the same city has enabled NetJets Europe to shave 15% off the price of the standard NetJets Private Jet Card. With prices starting at €116,000 for 25-hours of flight time over a 24-month period, the new card allows customers to enjoy 7-seater passenger jet hire from just €4,640 per hour.
The 7-seater jet in question is the Cessna Citation Bravo light cabin business aircraft. Already the jet of choice for short European trips among NetJets’ clients, its short runway capability and cost-efficiency make it ideal for shorter day-return journeys. And for those concerned about the low-frequency engine fan noise that small private jets can suffer from, the Bravo aircraft eliminates this thanks to its isolated interior shell.
The card is clearly aimed at the business traveller, making it easier and more affordable than ever to reach multiple destinations within Europe within a 24-hour time frame. NetJets Europe claims that there is strong demand in the market for same-day return flights, and so the new card was developed specifically to meet this travel need, reducing costs for short-haul passengers. As well as being designed to benefit those in the financial, real estate and insurance sectors, the same-day Return Flight Card is built with short personal trips and corporate roadshows in mind.
It’s the latest in a line of innovations from the company that’s done more than most to cut the cost of private jet travel. From its introduction of the fractional jet ownership concept to its affordable Private Jet Card products, NetJets Europe has helped to open private air travel up to a wider client base than ever before.