CDC permits results from COVID-19 home testing kits for international arrivals

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In response to a private aviation coalition request, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing

In response to a request from general aviation (GA) trade groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing. The new CDC guidance permits certain COVID-19 home testing kits to be accepted for passengers entering the U.S. The COVID testing mandate launched in January.

Global private jet flights down 11% during the first half of February

private jet flights fall in February

The latest data from WingX shows private flying before last February’s pre-COVID-19 levels, however, scheduled airlines were worse – off 53% from 2020

– U.K. private jet charter flights drop 60% on travel restrictions

Worldwide business aviation traffic dropped 11% for the first half of February with 14,000 flights fewer than 2020, according to the latest Global Market Tracker from WingX. Still, scheduled airline activity was 53% lower.

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.

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