Flexjet LLC, a leading provider of fractional jet ownership, has announced strong performance results for the first half of 2018, with fractional and lease sales increasing 17 percent over the same period in 2017. New business grew even more strongly, expanding by 76 percent year over year; additionally, more than half (57%) of new Flexjet Owners came through referrals, indicating strong satisfaction among existing Owners.
Other notable results from the first half of 2018 include:
- Red Label is a genuine differentiator: More than four in 10 (42%) of all Flexjet Owners now fly under Red Label by Flexjet, which includes features available nowhere else in fractional private jet travel including access to the industry’s most modern fleet of aircraft, artisan aircraft interiors in the LXi Cabin Collection and crews assigned to a single aircraft.
- Large cabin popularity grows: The increased demand for long-range international missions is reflected in a more than 100 percent increase in Gulfstream G450 sales during the first half of 2018. All available hours in the new Gulfstream G650s delivered late in 2017 were sold by year-end.
- New aircraft deliveries continue: In order to meet demand, the G650 fleet will be increased to four by the end of 2018. Counting the G650s, a total of 19 new aircraft are to be delivered by the end of this year, including additional Embraer Phenom 300s and Legacy 450s and Bombardier Challenger 350s. Since 2015, Flexjet has taken delivery of 60 aircraft, resulting in the fractional private jet industry’s youngest fleet.
- Corporate Solutions launches: In order to help corporate flight departments that maintain and operate their own fleets of aircraft enhance their capabilities and efficiencies, Corporate Solutions by Flexjet was launched. It expands Flexjet’s ongoing support of flight departments by providing both supplemental lift and hybrid solutions, leading to more optimized use of existing company-owned fleets when paired with access to Flexjet’s floating fleet of aircraft located throughout the world from all categories.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard and is the first and only company to be honored with 19 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence. It also upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years. In 2015, Flexjet introduced Red Label by Flexjet, which features the youngest fleet in the industry, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft, and the LXi Cabin Collection of interiors. To date there are more than 25 different interior designs across its fleet, which includes the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express, the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300.