Health concerns and lower lead price points through private jet membership programs may help boost business aviation
FBOs (private jet terminals) are seeing business down as much as 95%. The overall flight industry was tracking at 80% below 2019 levels in the first two weeks of April. Surprisingly, many in the industry are bullish about recovery.
Private jet companies say the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has generated first-time customers. They may return due to health safety concerns…
It’s not just avoiding fellow passengers in confined spaces of airport terminals and airplanes
A CBC report found nearly half of the surfaces swabbed on airline flights contained levels of bacteria or yeast and mold that could put a person at risk for infection
With no cure or vaccine for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the private jet industry is expecting (or hoping for) an influx of new customers when the stay-at-home orders expire and hotels and resorts reopen.
Right now many private jet users are grounded with no place to go. However, they apparently want to get back in the air. Research by Private Jet Card Comparisons shows only 3% of subscribers have canceled summer vacations with no plans to reschedule. It’s also expected those who can afford it, will want to maximize their social distancing while traveling for the foreseeable future.
Private aviation is forecast to be down close to 70% this month. Still, that number cloaks a significant portion of flying since the COVID-19 outbreak has been by new customers relocating to second homes or evacuating family members.
What are the busiest days of the week and year for private
Traqpak’s most recent analysis of private jet flights for the first half of 2019 reveals both the busiest days of the week and busiest days so far this year.
Despite overall private flight activity growth of just 0.3%, for the first time ever one day averaged at least 10,000 flights per day.
Thursdays were the busiest day of the week average 10,124
flights. Second busiest were Fridays with 9,505 flights followed by Wednesdays
at 9,353 flights on average. Tuesdays averaged 8,744 private flights while
Mondays saw an average of 8,593 flights per day, perhaps indicating many
private fliers tart the week in the office.
A new report from the No Plane No Gain uses CEOs to highlight how private jets can increase a company’s efficiency and profits
To help highlight the benefits of business aviation, No
Plane, No Gain, a group supported by the National Business Aviation Association
and General Aviation Manufacturers Association, has issued a new report that
includes endorsements from CEOs.
Good air service is a key to economic development, but more U.S. cities lose commercial airline service each year. However, private aviation bridges the gap.
Business aviation provides a critical transportation lifeline to thousands of communities all across the U.S. that have little or no airline service. Some 41% of business aircraft are flown to towns with little or no air service. Research by No Plane No Gain, an advocacy group, points out when a company needs to reach clients, manage far-flung facilities, or seek out new opportunities, business aviation is often the only viable option.
The private aviation industry is reacting to expected damages from the alternately named Schumer and Trump Shutdown which is closing large parts of the U.S. government
Following up on a plea by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) CEO Ed Bolen outlining the economic damage to business aviation and the economy from the government shutdown, six leaders in general aviation (GA) today sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao calling for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) United States Aircraft Registry. The NBAA and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties. A copy of the full letter in its entirety is at the end of this post.