New York-based Star Jets International said it started its second quarter with a record of over $1 million in private jet charter bookings in the first half of July.
Ricky Sitomer, CEO of Star Jets International (OTCPINK: JETR), said demand for private air travel continues to increase with its August’s flight booking quickly rising amidst the pandemic health concerns. Flying privately reduces potential COVID-19 exposure 30-fold.
Star Jets said the private jet rentals are from both returning clients and new customers seeking to avoid the airlines.
Sitomer said, “Specifically, many elderly clients whose immune systems may be compromised, placing them in a high-risk category for contracting the COVID- 19 virus, turn to JETR’s private aviation solutions.”
The CEO added, “We are in a great position to both service our long-term customers of Star Jets and introduce new clients to the world of flying private. It just makes sense for people in this time to be seeking out alternative ways to visit loved ones or to travel for pressing business needs, all while staying safe in the process. We look forward to keeping up the momentum and a busy third quarter.”
Earlier this month Consumer Reports joined lawmakers in slamming the airlines and federal government for lack of hygiene-safety protocols.