Jet cards and charter memberships are prepaid hours for aircraft charter. Memberships are purchased by depositing funds with a charter operator such as Sunwest Aviation, and then drawing down on those funds (or hours) as you fly. While jet cards provide many benefits, the main incentive is the locked in hourly rate.
Jet cards allow you to optimize your private aviation budget. They offer reduced hourly rates, personalized service, and preferred fleet access. Fixed rates allow you to charter with less overall spend and also provide protection from potential rate changes. As a member, your preferences are known to the charter operator.
While there are many jet cards and charter memberships offered by different operators, they all follow a similar structure.
The Sunwest Avro Membership (Jet Card) offers our clients unique features which makes it an outstanding charter program.
As an Avro Club member you have access to both round trip rates and occupied rates, optimizing your charter budget.
Round Trip Rates are market rates that are charged for every hour of flight time. Round trip rates are ideal when you will be travelling to and from a destination in a short time frame (1-3 days).
Occupied Rates are charged for hours in which you are flying on the aircraft. They are higher than a standard round trip rate to partially cover positioning expenses. These rates are ideal when you are being picked up or dropped off.
Most private aviation programs only use an occupied hourly rate regardless of whether or not you are taking a round trip, meaning you are paying for positioning whether it was required or not. Sunwest provides both options depending on your trip type.
Contact us to learn how the Sunwest Aviation Avro Club Membership can work for you.
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