Archive for March, 2011

Private jet security – is self-governance a sensible move?

March 31, 2011

With a hoax bomb scare onboard a UPS aircraft earlier this week, the cargo industry is under intense pressure to be more security-regulated. With many also extending the same questions to the private jet sector, should we…

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Spanish airport strikes averted

March 29, 2011

Many holidaymakers and travel industry professionals breathed a sigh of relief earlier this week when it was announced that Spanish airport workers have voted to call off 22 days of strike action by Spain’s largest…

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Taiwan Opens their Runways for Private Jets

March 25, 2011

The Asian private jet market is set to soar in the coming year and yesterday Taiwan made a bold step to be the first to take off.  The Taiwan cabinet passed a draft bill to…

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Unpredictable times

March 17, 2011

With the world in the grip of unprecedented geopolitical unrest in recent weeks, the private jet charter industry is seeing a number of changes in our usual demand patterns. Obviously the last week has been a truly devastating time for Japan, and recently we have…

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A lucky escape for private jet users: Air Passenger Duty (APD) is here to stay

March 15, 2011

The UK private jet industry was saved last week from a radical change to air passenger tax regulations, that would have resulted in substantial price increases for private jet travellers. The UK government has abandoned…

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Mixed messages from Lord Sugar

March 9, 2011

Lord Sugar appeared on stage yesterday at the British Business and General Aviation Association’s annual conference in St Albans. During his informal interview by George Galanopoulos (MD of London Executive Aviation)  he made a series of surprising…

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A paperless flight deck beckons…

March 2, 2011

Given our own mission at PrivateFly.com – to allow private jet customers to search, compare and book a private jet charter online with as little paper changing hands as possible – we are always keen to celebrate advances in…

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