May private jet flight requests at Air Partner jump 210% year-over-year

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Jet card and on-demand private jet broker Air Partner says inquiries are for travel through August

A day after Sentient Jet reported quote requests had increased 241% from March lows, private jet charter broker Air Partner says it too is seeing a tidal wave of interest.

The publicly traded seller of jet cards and on-demand charter said in a press release issued this morning that year-over-year inquiries were up 210%.

Sentient Jet launches new ad campaign as first-time buyers soar

Sentient Jet

Over 50% of private jet flight hours sold since the beginning of April were to new customers

Jet card leader Sentient Jet today offered more evidence that private jet travel is set to get a boost from first-timers.

The unit of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight said over 50% of the more than 5,000 private jet flight hours it sold since the beginning of April were to first-time customers. Private Jet Card Comparisons estimates that equates to around $15 million in purchases from new members.

Wheels Up’s Sunday with Tiger, Phil, Tom, and Peyton reaches 6.3 million viewers, raises $20 million

Wheels Up The Match golf tournament

Capital One’s The Match sponsor Wheels Up wheeled out ambassadors Russell Wilson, Alex Rodriguez, and J.J. Watt while the pairing of legendary golfers and quarterbacks entertained a sports-craving nation

Two months ago the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic claimed live sports on television and virtually everywhere else. Yesterday, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson renewed their rivalry alongside NFL star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

This afternoon, Turner Sports, which broadcast the event, said the charity golf tournament drew an average of 5.8 million people across its networks. Peak viewership for Capital One’s “The Match” was 6.3 million viewers.

Private Jet Fractional and Charter travel off to a strong start for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day private jet travel

Comparing Argus private jet flying from this year to Memorial Day 2019 shows the strongest rebound data yet

Expectations that private jet travel will lead the recovery of air travel continued at the start of this holiday weekend.

Wheels Up’s Meals Up hits 12 million meals donated

Wheels Up Meals Up

The private jet membership provider and largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S. had targeted 10 million meals through Feeding America

The good news in recent days and weeks in the private jet segment has been multiple signs of recovery, both in terms of flying and influx of new customers.

Another positive has seen the philanthropic efforts of business aviation throughout the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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