Fractional Ownership of Aircraft

Incorporated in 1999, Jetfly has been mostly using the small-yet-versatile turbo-prop Pilatus PC-12.

Fractional ownership grants co-owners access to a growing fleet of aircraft and destinations.

Luxembourg operator Jetfly has set up lounges in several of the airfields it regularly serves, such as London’s Denham airport, but these spaces are rarely used. Most frequent flyers simply drive up to the strip and board the plane.

That is the ultimate perk of private air travel — no waiting around. Plus, Jetfly’s ingenious aviation model has been a pioneer of fractional ownership in Europe, granting co-owners access to a growing fleet of aircraft. The company offers shares of its aircraft to private purchasers, relative to their flying needs. It then guarantees availability of an aircraft at short notice, within 24 hours, departing from any country in Europe.

The founders and shareholders of Jetfly are Cédric Lescop and Maxime Bouchard — the former an aviation serial entrepreneur and an experienced pilot; the latter an accomplished financier and auditor.

Incorporated in 1999, Jetfly has been mostly using the small-yet-versatile turbo-prop Pilatus PC-12. Fast and pressurised, this aircraft can be used on grass runways or mountain strips, as well as large international airports, which means Jetfly can access three times more airfields than a traditional business jet can.

“The PC-12 is an incredible aircraft with which one can do almost anything,” says John MacBain, founder of the grant-making foundation McCall MacBain and a co-owner of a Pilatus PC-12. “It is perfect for European flights with my family, and always lands at the closest airport to our final destination.”

Here are some must-visit destinations in Europe that Jetfly is comfortably able to fly close to.

Cap Horn Restaurant, Courchevel
Enjoy seafood or sushi at an altitude of 2,000m at one of the top mountain restaurants in the world. Land in the nearby altiport at Courchevel 1850, surrounded by snow-laden mountains, ski resorts and Alpine villages.

Voiles de Saint-Tropez
ManyJetfly co-owners flock to the world’s major sailing event that takes place once a year in the gulf of Saint-Tropez. Land in La Môle airport, only 10 minutes away from Saint-Tropez Marina.

Goodwood Revival
Land on the grass strip at Goodwood Aerodrome to immediately experience the September sights and sounds of arguably the best motorsport event in the world.

Paros Island
Fly direct to the Greek island, best known for its beaches, ocean sports, snow-white villages and traditional food. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, it is the answer to the question: “Who needs ancient ruins when you have beautiful beaches and great places to eat?”

The Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch
Land at the small grass strip at Dornoch, Scotland, for a round at one of the world’s finest golf courses.

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