- Private Jet Membership Comparison
PRIVATE JET MEMBERSHIP VS. CHARTER
WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?
The NetJets Membership Programme is a superior alternative to charter flights that offers members the ultimate luxury – peace of mind. Members gain access to the largest fleet in private aviation for which safety is at the forefront of every decision. By nature of the business models, private jet charter offers an unpredictable travel experience – with an unfamiliar aircraft for each flight, and each company having its own standards for safety and service. With the NetJets Membership Programme, members travel on board a NetJets-owned aircraft flown by highly trained pilots, who on average have more than eight times the industry standard in flight experience.
WHAT IS PRIVATE JET MEMBERSHIP?
The NetJets Membership Programme allows discerning travellers to fly with the worldwide leader in private aviation with a flexible product that requires minimal upfront commitment. Ideal for individuals who travel fewer than 25 hours per year, an annual membership fee of €8,500 plus local VAT unlocks access to a simple pay-as-you-go structure on select aircraft available at request. Flights are booked and paid for 24 hours in advance (on non-peak travel days) at all-inclusive hourly rates, and members can fly as often as desired with guaranteed year-round access.Review this programme
MAIN DIFFERENCES TO PRIVATE JET CHARTER
With private jet charter, there are several business models. The first, charter brokerage, facilitates flights from third-party operators. This removes liability – and ultimately, accountability – from the charter broker, as they are simply acting as a middleman. At other times, charter operators own a small fleet of aircraft, and when those aircraft are unavailable, they look to the open charter market to secure flights. Private jet charter is also notorious for layering on additional charges, and lack of availability is a common problem during peak travel periods.
Take a Moment to Compare
MEMBERSHIP TO CHARTER
Our NetJets Membership Programme differs from private jet charter providers in significant ways. As you consider your options, it may help if you ask yourself: What’s most important to me, my family, and my business?
PRIVATE JET CHARTER
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Individuals/businesses that travel infrequently, can be flexible with flight itineraries and aircraft type, and prefer to pay as they go
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- Individuals/businesses that fly fewer than 25 hours per year, prefer to pay as they go, and for whom reliable and consistent service is imperative
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Standards and ratings vary greatly by provider
- Multiple providers may be involved in maintaining the aircraft
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- Industry-leading investment in safety that far exceeds EASA requirements
- Dedicated team of in-house safety, security, and maintenance experts
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Highly impacted by the industry’s pilot shortage
- Multiple providers may be involved in hiring and training pilots
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- Most experienced pilots: Our pilots average eight times the industry standard in flight hours
- Industry-leading, customised training programme that leverages state-of-the-art flight simulators
Availability and Experience
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Availability and selection of aircraft vary greatly and are often not guaranteed
- Variation in the level of technology and safety equipment depending on aircraft
- Backup aircraft and crews not guaranteed in the event of a maintenance issue
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- Guaranteed access to the largest fleet of private jets in the world with as little as 24 hours’ notice during non-peak periods
- Guaranteed trip recovery during maintenance
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Most charter companies require additional fees for international flights to reposition aircraft
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- NetJets members do not pay ferry fees when travelling in our Primary Operational Area (POA) which includes almost 900 airports in Europe*
Private Jet Membership Cost
PRIVATE JET CHARTER- Costs vary on a flight-by-flight basis predicated on available aircraft type and flight itinerary
- Additional costs include, but are not limited to, positioning fees, daily minimums, wait time, hangar and airport fees, pilot overnights, and catering
NETJETS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME- €8,500 + local VAT annual membership fee
- Predictable hourly rates for each flight
* If your flight arrival and departure is in a NetJets Primary Operational Area (POA), you will never be charged a ferry fee. Learn more >