SuiteKey customers can fly with Alliance Aviation, at discounted jet card rates on a pay-as-you-go basis through the end of 2020. AA is helping JetSuite’s SuiteKey jet card customers who have experienced issues since JetSuite filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week after grounding its fleet.
We are happy to extend this no upfront fee option as a way to impress a new customer group.– KEVIN WARGO, CEO, ALLIANCE AVIATION
Both the OneFlight and FlyExclusive require paying non-refundable membership fees or deposits ranging from $50,000 to over $100,000. Alliance Aviation is taking a pay-as-you-go approach.
The pay-as-you-go approach will appeal to many of the approximate 1,000 SuiteKey members. They cumulatively stand to lose $50 million in flight credits. JetSuite did not have an escrow account trading on its backing from JetBlue and Qatar Airways.
Speaking to Private Jet Card Comparisons, Wargo said, “Many membership companies are keen on receiving large upfront deposits. However, our focus is on quality service, on every trip, so we are happy to extend this no upfront fee option as a way to impress a new customer group.”
He added, “Our growing fleet of aircraft, that we own and operate, will handle the majority of their flying. This will allow our customers to see our full-service operation.”
Alliance Aviation JetSuite jet card members get a straight 10% discount off our standard member jet card rates. Terms include guaranteed availability with just eight hours’ notice.
The light jet one-way hourly rate is $4,995. Alliance offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability on light, midsize, super-midsize, and two categories of large jets, guaranteeing either 10 or 14 seats. Daily minimums are 90 minutes.
Jet Card Pricing 2020
Last month, Alliance launched a separate jet card offering with discounted rates requiring a $50,000 deposit. Normally, its cards require the full deposit and start at 25 hours.
Alliance operates from Rhode Island, Orlando, and Stuart, Florida. The group also includes Encore Plane Parts. Kevin Wargo, previously CEO of Dumont, is CEO of the group. Other alums in senior roles include Amber Martin and Tom Lomakin.
The companies were launched last year by former Dumont Aviation executives, including Christopher Tasca who directed the latter’s ProspAir and Santos jet card programs.
Wing Aviation recently added 25,000 square feet in hangar space at Stuart in addition to its 18,000 square feet parts warehouse in Orlando. Wing plans to have 10 of the GIVs and Hawker 800XPs under management by end of the year.