Netjets launches subsidiary for private jet broking


Netjets launches subsidiary for private jet broking

Independent subsidiaries of Netjets – QS Partners and Executive Jet Management Europe – complete Netjets European offering

Netjets has launched its independent subsidiary QS Partners in Europe. Partnering with Netjets’ company in Europe – known as Executive Jet Management Europe (EJM Europe) – the new partnership means that “NetJets now delivers a full 360-degree product lifecycle, from Charter and Jet Cards to Fractional Ownership, Whole Aircraft Management and now Aircraft Brokerage in Europe.” According to Seth Zlotkin, Managing Partner at QS Partners.

Seth Zlotkin commented “Even though we are a new company, we have the resources, the expertise, the capital strength, and the global presence of NetJets. Those four elements set QS Partners apart from almost every other broker dealer”.

QS Partners says that its brokerage allows it to take advantage of Netjets expertise and buying power to deliver the best results for customers looking to buy or sell a corporate jet, since “no other Business Aviation provider buys or divests of more aircraft than NetJets”. In addition, the two QS Partners co-founders Seth Zlotkin and John Odegard have a combined 25 years of aviation sales experience.

NetJets currently operates over 700 aircraft worldwide and is the only private aviation business to operate both its own and third party aircraft at such scale. The combined purchasing power of NetJets and EJM Europe cultivates unmatched economies of scale for Aircraft Owners on everything from jet fuel to aircraft parts, crew travel and training. Similarly, EJM Europe also has the largest network of global providers which are audited yearly, meaning clients never have to worry about finding the best services in a specific location, or not being able to operate due to a lack of funds on behalf of the operator.


Luton is the busiest UK airport for private jets



Luton is the busiest UK airport for private jets.

Ahead of Biggin Hill, Farnborough and RAF Northolt

Luton is the most popular UK airport for private jet charter for 2016-17.  In figures from Victor, the private jet charter provider, Luton is over twice as popular as runner-up Biggin Hill on Victor’s list of the most popular UK airports for private jet charter – so far in 2017. Farnborough comes in third, and RAF Northolt is fourth. The figures show that Manchester and Exeter also showed significant growth in popularity.

Luton benefits from a reasonably long runway for private jets and, along with Stansted, is the only other airport which caters for private jet charter services on a 24-hour basis. There are two operators at Luton – Harrods Aviation and Signature Flight Support has recently opened a brand new private terminal there, including liveried doormen, VIP lounge, bar and other luxury facilities.

In terms of the bigger picture, Victor’s latest research shows that the UK is the busiest European country for charter specifically, with 9,814 departures between January and March this year. France follows in second with 9,262 departures, Germany comes third with 8,160 departures and Switzerland is fourth with 6,153 departures.

UK private jet charter movements in the first quarter of 2017 were up 12.7 percent year-on-year. And across Europe, charter activity has risen (year-on-year) in nine of the 10 busiest countries for private aviation, with over 10 percent growth in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.

So far in 2017, 59.5 percent of all UK jet movements have been chartered, versus just 39 percent attributed to owned private aircraft.

“The economic climate remains unstable. As a result, Victor is seeing the shift away from jet ownership, which is costly and inflexible, towards transparent, on-demand, pay-as-you-go charter, which allows customers to fly when and how they want,” states Clive Jackson, CEO & Founder, Victor. “Luton Airport’s popularity with Victor’s high-profile leisure and business customers is testament to the high-quality service it offers 24 hours a day, seven days a week – it perfectly complements flexible on-demand jet charter. Other regional hubs are also growing quickly – we are seeing an increased number of HNWIs travelling from more local, convenient departure points for both business and pleasure.”

Victor’s top 15 most popular UK-related airports for private jet charter in Q1 2017**:

  • Luton (LTN)
  • Biggin Hill (BQH)
  • Farnborough (FAB)
  • RAF Northolt (NHT
  • Manchester (MAN)
  • Southampton (SOU)
  • Oxford (OXF)
  • Exeter (EXT)
  • Cambridge International (CBG)
  • Stansted (STN)
  • East Midlands (EMA)
  • Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)
  • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
  • Liverpool (LPL)
  • Edinburgh (EDI)



Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch business jet offering

Falcon 7X - Credit: Dassault Falcon

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) have begun offering a new private jet service designed to provide travellers going from Tokyo to Paris with more efficient interconnections to onward European and African destinations.

Passengers arriving at the JAL terminal at Charles de Gaulle Airport will be able to take ground transportation to the DFS fixed base operation at Paris Le Bourget starting May 1. The JAL Falcon Business Jet Service will offer access to nine Falcon aircraft, including two Falcon7X long-range trijets, through a pay-as-you-go, all-inclusive price plan based on the aircraft type and distance flown.

“This new premium service will allow JAL customers to fly point to point at short notice to hundreds of destinations not covered by its commercial flight network,” said Jean Kayanakis, general manager of DFS. “It’s tailor made for business or leisure travellers who are looking for maximum flexibility, short travel time, comfort and seamless interconnections, especially when making multiple hops or flying to out-of-the-way destinations.”

According to JAL, the service could also be expanded to the US and its other markets in the future.

“We see business jets as a way to multiple travel options for our customers without having to expand our route network,” said JAL president, Yoshiharu Ueki. “The high operating performance and unsurpassed safety and flying efficiency of Falcon Jets make them the idea tool for doing this, and few operators fly as many and as wide a range of Falcons as DFS.”

A member of the oneworld alliance, JAL currently flies to over 330 airports in 53 countries together with its codeshare partners.;