Hourly Costs Continue The Climb Up

Price inflation throughout the economy has been noticeable. From your basics like food and fuel to industrial items like parts, paint and more. The pandemic created a supply chain problem and coupled with global events, aggressive price hikes have been occurring and have been arriving to the aviation industry and jet cards used by travelers.

Hourly costs for fixed/capped rate charter jet cards have climbed 21 percent since the fourth quarter of 2020 and increases are expected to continue, according to Private Jet Card Comparisons. Rates jumped 5 percent since the end of 2021, added Private Jet Card Comparisons, which conducted an analysis of 250 jet card programs that offer fixed or capped hourly rates.

“Dozens of fixed/capped rate programs, which before Covid typically raised rates by $100 per year if at all, have increased prices multiple times since last summer,” said company founder Doug Gollan. “The average jet card charter price increased by $1,799 per hour since the end of 2020.”

Jet fuel prices are soaring and at some of the world’s busiest airports and operators are anticipating a worsening shortage as supply dwindles amid sanctions on Russian energy exports.

Price Hike Time Delay…

These rates are lagging dynamic pricing, which reflects the current market, Gollan noted, which means more increases are likely. “It’s a perfect storm of record demand, supply constraints, and rising costs, including pilot salaries, general payroll, fuel, incentives to aircraft owners, maintenance, and parts.”

Research is finding that an average one-way hourly jet card charter rate has increased to $10,204 per hour, compared with $8,405 at the end of 2020. Average trip price for a fixed/capped rate jet card was $25,744.

However, on-demand charter costs that are based on dynamic pricing ranged between $24,894 and $41,654 per flight.

Broken down by aircraft category, hourly rates for fixed/capped rate jet cards are up

35 percent for light jets, to $7,564 per hour

24 percent for midsize jets, to $8,662; 22 percent for super-midsize jets

$11,171; 17 percent for large-cabin jets, to $14,173

16 percent for ultra-long-haul jets, to $17,767

Turboprop pricing also is up by 47 percent, to $6,564 per hour.

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