Private air travel club JetEight launches


JetEight is a German travel club startup that promises an all-you-can-fly service. It is looking to revolutionize the short-haul business class market, with private jets flying between top European business centers, such as Berlin, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, and Frankfurt, Germany.

Members pay a fixed monthly fee of €2,500, and in return receive unlimited access to private terminals and jets. By using smaller jets and lower-traffic private terminals, JetEight says that its members avoid lengthy waiting times and surge pricing. The company will partner with leading private aircraft operators to ensure safety and compliance. For more info, visit

Ruben Portz, JetEight founder, said, “The company is the result of European carriers losing focus on value and underserving their business class passengers. Trying to compete with low-cost carriers, they forgot what short-haul ‘business class’ stands for. There are too many security checks, slow boarding procedures and waiting for transfer passengers.

“We will use VIP terminals at major airports, as well as smaller general aviation airports like Frankfurt Egelsbach. Our members can arrive just 15 minutes before departure, park their car in front of the terminal’s entrance and board directly. No security lines will make you arrive one or two hours in advance. Don’t wait for anybody – fly with just eight people on board that are also frequent business travelers. And the most important thing – pay a fixed fee per month, no matter how often you fly. To ensure affordability we decided to keep the monthly fee comparable to the sum of a few business class return tickets.”

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