COVID-19 shakes up private jet charter booking patterns

Privatefly pets on a private jet

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic’s changing border restrictions and quarantines, there were major changes to private jet charter bookings during the July to September period.

While there have been endless reports about the influx of newcomers – PrivateFly said their share increased to 44% from 35% – some of the other changes were perhaps expected but had not been previously reported.

VistaJet widens its business travel focus with a new corporate offering

VistaJet private jets for business travel

Global private jet operator VistaJet says it has seen a 49% increase jump in interest from companies during the COVID-19 pandemic

Six months after launching VistaJet Dynamic Lease, the global private jet charter operator is betting on a business travel rebound. Its new Dynamic Corporate Membership, announced this morning, is a suite of services and policies customized for your company’s needs.

The two programs seek to send a clear message to CFOs and directors of aviation. Known for luxe cabin interiors, designer-uniformed cabin hostesses, gourmet menus, and VIP offerings for kids and even pets, VistaJet is not just for UHNWs and the board chairperson.

CDC report shows COVID-19 spread in a business class cabin

Covid Spread on Airplane

An early release article to be published by the Center for Disease Control in November warns of the potential spread of COVID-19 aboard airliners

If you read this website regularly, you already know this. The typical flight aboard an airliner has over 700 potential contact points that lack social distancing. That compares to under 20 for private travel. Now, a preview of an upcoming report from the Center for Disease Control warns of spread on airline flights beyond the oft-used recommended spacing of six feet. The report could push more folks to private jets.

New survey provides bullish outlook for Fall private jet travel

Fall 2020 private jet travel trends

A survey of new and existing private jet travelers offers an optimistic take on their use of private aviation in the coming months and beyond

88% of new flyers have a positive view of the industry versus 12% neutral and 0% negative

Will the influx of newcomers and those returning to private aviation be enough to offset the expected decline in business travel this Fall?

‘Why did I wait so long,” say new private jet users

Private jet travel trends 2020

While COVID-19 and lacking airline schedules led many new private jet users to pull the trigger, many say they plan to continue after the pandemic recedes.

Over half of new and returning users to private aviation indicated they expect to continue their private jet travels after the current COVID-19 pandemic ends. That’s according to a preview from a just-completed survey of Private Jet Card Comparisons subscribers.

Private Jet rebound expected to continue in September

2020 private jet travel trends

Argus TRAQPak projects a 14% year-over-year deficit this month

Argus TRAQPak, one of the two analysts providing regular updates on business aviation flights, is providing industry followers an optimistic look as we move into Fall.

The private jet rebound might be stronger than it looks

Labor 2020 private jet travel trends

Adjusting August private jet flight numbers for the later Labor Day holiday in 2020 shows U.S. flights moving closer to pre-COVID-19 levels

Mark Twain said, “”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” He also said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

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