Also, the busiest private jet airports for the holidays
The TRAQPak forecast from Argus indicates a strong start for the new year, at least as it pertains to private aviation flying.
TRAQPak is predicting February to post a yearly gain of 5.9%, while Q1 2020 is anticipated to rise 4.2% year over year.
JetSuite Experiences by Embark Beyond offers customers
bespoke travel experiences, including special access at major sporting and
Dallas-based charter operator JetSuite is offering its
customers VIP access to the U.S. Open tennis championship being held in New
York City August 26 through September 8, 2019.
SuiteKey jet card members and on-demand charter customers
can take advantage of the JetSuite Experiences program to attend the Open with
premium seating, luxury hotel suites, player meet and greets, official after
parties, and opportunities to show off their skills at the USTA National Tennis
The U.S. Open offerings are part of a broad partnership with Embark, the luxury travel agency, launched in May. Last year, JetSuite relaunched its jet card program offering gourmet catering and perks for top tier members, including free helicopter transfers via Blade.
Recent private air crashes that killed soccer star Sala and one of Russia’s richest women are highlighting a number of safety issues
A world removed from those Gulfstream G650s and Bombardier Global Express private jets you read about in stories about what type of plane Jennifer Lopez or Elon Musk own are turboprops and piston aircraft. They’re also very popular.
The crash that killed European soccer star Emiliano Sala and lack of regulation for brokers is putting qualifications of private jet pilots in the spotlight
As reports started to surface that the pilot who flew the doomed flight of soccer star Emiliano Sala might not have been qualified, it made me wonder, how can this happen? Here’s a professional athlete making millions of dollars on a private charter being flown at night, in poor conditions, by somebody who may not have had the experience needed for that trip, on an aircraft that was probably not ideal for that time and place.
ARGUS TRAQPak expects a 0.6% dip for the Festive Season and a 1.1% increase in private flights during Thanksgiving 2018
While the economy is booming, it apparently won’t have much impact on how many folks will be taking a private jet home for the holidays or away for vacation this year according to the ARGUS TRAQPak 2018 Holiday Business Aircraft Activity Forecast. From December 22 to December 31 the expectation is a year over year decrease at 0.6%. Slightly more people will be flying during the Thanksgiving break with a thin increase of 1.1% over 2017 projected. The forecast comes after September business aviation flying dipped in September due to a slow Labor Day and Hurricane Florence.