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Jet Cards

Jet Cards & Charter Memberships

In a fast-paced world where time is precious and convenience is paramount, jet cards have emerged as the ultimate preference for discerning individuals seeking personalized and efficient travel solutions.

What is a Jet Card?

Jet cards and charter memberships offer a convenient way to access private aircraft by prepaying for flight hours. Clients secure a membership by depositing funds with a charter operator and then drawing down on those funds (or hours) as they fly.

How do Jet Cards Work?

Jet cards and charter memberships share a similar structure:

  1. Initial deposits typically begin at $100,000 and provide set hourly rates or flight hours over a specific time frame.
  2. Larger deposits provide more favourable terms, including lower hourly rates or increased flight hours.
  3. As you charter, you gradually utilize your initial deposit or flight hours.
  4. When the deposit is fully utilized or the term is concluded, your membership can be renewed or upgraded.

What is the Sunwest Jet Card?

Sunwest’s Avro Membership jet card grants you preferred access to Western Canada’s largest and most diverse fleet of private aircraft. Setting ourselves apart from conventional fractional ownership and jet card programs, Sunwest’s Charter Membership presents a unique proposition: Flexible access to over twenty aircraft across ten diverse types. Our members enjoy the benefits of aircraft ownership without the financial commitments.

As an Avro Club Member, you receive exclusive benefits designed to elevate your travel experience:

  • Three membership levels: Avro 100, 200, & 300.
  • Exceptional rates on the entire fleet.
  • Occupied and round-trip rates to optimize travel budgets.
  • Personalized 24/7 travel coordinator service.
  • Reduced aircraft holding charges.
  • Private flight lounge and valet car service.

Membership Overview

Annual Deposit$100,000$200,000$300,000
Discounted RatesYesYesYes
Aircraft Holding2 Days3 Days4 Days
Round Trip RatesYesYesYes
Occupied RatesSelect Aircraft
Select Destinations
Most Aircraft
North America
Most Aircraft
Deposit Rollover$20,000$40,000$60,000
G650ER AccessYes
Private LoungeYesYesYes

Occupied and Round-trip Rates

As an Avro member, you have access to both round trip rates and occupied rates, optimizing your charter budget.

Round Trip Rates:

  • Charged at the round trip hourly rate for every hour of flight time, including positioning or returning to base.
  • Ideal when traveling to and from a destination within a short time frame (1-4 days).

Occupied Rates (or one-way rates):

  • Charged at an occupied hourly rate for every hour you are present on the aircraft.
  • You do not pay for aircraft positioning or for the aircraft to return to base.
  • Ideal when you are travelling in one direction (being picked up or dropped off).

Most private aviation programs only offer occupied hourly rates regardless of whether you are taking a round trip, resulting in higher costs. Sunwest provides both options depending on your trip type.

Personalized Travel Coordinator

Avro members are paired with a dedicated flight coordinator that understands your preferences and flight history, ensuring that requesting a charter is straightforward and efficient. Sunwest’s entire flight coordination team and 24/7 Operations Centre serve as reliable backup, ensuring continuous support.

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Aircraft Holding

When your travel duration is brief (1-4 days) and you need aircraft holding at your destination, the Sunwest Avro Membership delivers substantial savings through the inclusion of standby days.

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of aircraft ownership without the financial commitment? Contact us to learn how the Sunwest Aviation Avro Membership can work for you.

Email Sunwest
1 403 275 8121
1 888 291 4566