Biden, Buttigieg urged not to hamstring private jets amid reports of domestic COVID travel restrictions

covid travel restrictions

The National Air Transportation Association wrote the President and Transportation Secretary, “We cannot afford to shackle an industry that not only empowers countless businesses across the country and offers essential services”

In a letter to President Joseph Biden and Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg, National Air Transportation Association CEO Timothy Obitts warned that if domestic travel restrictions are extended to private aviation, it will hamstring the economy.

Private jets fail to score at Super LV in Tampa

Super Bowl LV private jet arrivals

With the home team playing in the Big Game and COVID-19 putting a damper on travel, private jet arrivals to Tampa area airports were significantly down this year

Like the Kansas City Chiefs, private jets didn’t fare well against Tom Brady and his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to data from Argus TRAQPak.

Biden mask mandate extends to private jet charters and terminals

private aviation mask requirements

Friday’s late-night mask mandate following President Biden’s executive order extends to Part 135 private jet charter flights, including jet cards, FBOs, and begins at midnight tonight

(Updated) NetJets says the mask mandate doesn’t apply to its flights

Friday’s late-night mask mandate by the CDC following President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring masks to be worn in airports and on commercial airline flights extends to Part 135 charter operations and FBOs, according to a notice sent by the National Air Transportation Association.

Private Jet Card Comparisons reported on the possibility last week after the executive order. The order comes just days in advance of the Super Bowl, typically one of the busiest weekends for private jet flights

NBAA’s Bolen says private jets set for a sustainable rebound in 2021

sustainable aviation fuels

The CEO of the National Business Aviation Association says a post-COVID business travel recovery, new customers and increased availability of sustainable aviation fuel offers a positive outlook for private aviation

Crediting the CARES Act for “helping companies survive and general aviation airports to have operating money,” National Business Aviation Association CEO Ed Bolen last week told the Asset Insight podcast business aviation is well-positioned.

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