Each month around 135,000 private flights take place around the world, but astonishingly, a third of these are flying empty, as they are en-route to collect passengers, heading back to base or being positioned for their next flight out.
Recognising the potential this affords, air charter brokerage veterans Patricio Zunino and Antony Rivolta wanted to devise a system where those wanting to book a private flight can access information about every single available empty leg flight, from a single website. Hence jetpartner.net was formed. Although empty leg flights have always been available to purchase, up until now, there’s been no single place to go to, to find these.
Now, customers can head on to the jetpartner.net website to search for hundreds of empty legs to literally thousands of destinations world wide, from Paris, to Cairo, to Rio and more, and get significant savings of up to 50% – making flying privately suddenly accessible to more than those working for major corporates and the privileged and wealthy.
The website works exactly like a commercial flight booking website, with a user-friendly, easy to use click and book functionality, and email and text notifications notify those searching for a particular route, the minute a suitable empty leg becomes available.
In addition to this, the site has an innovative ‘jet partnering’ function, which can create an entirely new discounted flight when two or more customers independently request mutually empty legs.
To access the service, simply register at jetpartner.net, where simple instructions will guide you through the process. By following the site on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, they will also be notified of exclusive empty leg deals, which are often linked to key events in the cultural or sporting calendar.
Customers can be reassured too, Jetpartner.net is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and also the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Jet Partner clients are able to fly around the word in ultimate luxury on board the latest models including the ultra high speed, long range Gulfstream G650, majestic and also the super swift, long-range Bombardier Global 6000.
The Ultimate Champagne and Caviar Day Trip with Jet Partners
We flew from Farnborough private airport to Vatry, near Chalon, just an hour drive from Eperney, in a luxurious Cessna Citation XL, to visit Dom Perignon for champagne pairing lunch and the stunning home of Moet, the Residence de Trianon.
From the quiet and queue-free convenience of Farnborough airport, entering
the aircraft and relaxing back with a glass of Dom Perignon, you can’t help think this is definitely the way to travel. We were treated to an on-board tasting of Novikov Selected Caviar, beautifully paired with this fine champagne. An expensive but delicious treat.
Customs at tiny Vatry took just a few minutes, before we were excitedly en-route to Epernay, and our exclusive Dom Perignon tasting. The Trianon. Our first champagne was the Dom Perignon OEnotheque 1996, masterfully matched with Saint Jacques cresson et caviar, followed by the 1990 magnum, with Poularde demi-deuil et frites, and finally, the much acclaimed 1976, with a passion fruit soufflé.
Following this, we enjoyed a tour of the Moet cellars, just across the street, before heading back to Farnborough and a chauffer home. Wonderful.
Novikov Selected Caviar
Caviar has long been viewed as the delicacy of aristocrats, the “food of the Tsars”, so it is only fitting that Novikov Restaurant, which in 2011 became the first overseas outpost for legendary Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov, should be home to the finest specimens in London. Such has been the demand from its discerning clientele, that the venue has now decided to make its exceptional caviar available to buy.
The first of these is Novikov Selected Caviar from the sturgeon breed Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii. Although commonly referred to as Russian sturgeon, these fish actually come from the Baltic Sea river estuaries, east of Rostock in Germany. Made especially for the Asian Room and not available anywhere else, it has a very minimal salt content (just 3%). It is matured in large amounts for just 6 weeks, resulting in a light, creamy and delicate flavour. This superb caviar sells at Novikov for £3,200 per kilogram. The new 125g tin will retail for £400
Novikov’s aptly named Hybrid Caviar meanwhile is produced through the cross-breeding of two sturgeons (Huso Dauricus and Acipenser Schrenckii), both found in the Amur River basin that straddles the border between north-eastern China and the Russian Far East. The caviar that is produced is fatty, rich and very creamy, with great earth tones.
This precious commodity is flown to London where it is closely inspected by the Novikov team. Out of the last shipment of 100kg, only 17kg was deemed to be of perfect enough quality for the restaurant. The Hybrid Caviar currently sells at Novikov for £2,400 per kilogram. The 120g retail pack is priced at £300.
Novikov Restaurant & Bar, Berkeley Street. www.novikovrestaurant.co.uk