Europe private jet flights drop 34% in March

As U.S. private jet travel fell by close to 30%, the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic had a big impact on business aviation in Europe

Italy private aviation flights dropped by 70% in March

Business aviation departures from Europe were down by 34% in March 2020 compared to the previous year, according to data supplied by WINGX.

The Germany-based business aviation research firm said there were 17,800 fewer flights flown last month. Like in the U.S., declines have accelerated towards the end of the month. During the final days of March, flying was down close to 50%.

Increasing COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions in Europe likely to impact private jet availability

Private Jet Coronavirus Europe

As airlines reduce flights, it will become more difficult to position pilots on short notice

Like with the airlines, drop in demand due to Coronavirus restrictions is leading some private jet operators to ground aircraft

Both London City Airport and London Heliport have closed for normal private aviation flights

NetJets, VistaJet affirm continued operations in Europe and worldwide

Booking a private jet charter flight in Europe may become more difficult in the coming weeks, especially on short notice. That’s the consensus of several executives from private jet operators and charter brokers who spoke to us. The silver lining is, it’s not a problem yet.

A story last week in Aviation International News was headlined, “BBGA Expects Full Bizav Fleet Grounding Soon in UK.”

XO (formerly XOJET) posts COVID-19 Coronavirus safety responses

XOJET

All flights performed by XOJET Aviation now require a health questionnaire form completed by each passenger at least 24 hours prior to departure

In certain cases, its private jet passengers may be asked to submit to temperature checks before departure

Jet sharing flights from New York to South Florida are priced as low as $1,390 per seat

Vista Global Holdings (VGH) has posted COVID-19 Coronavirus protocols for both XO and XOJET Aviation, the two halves of the former XOJET.

XOJET customer form

GlobeAir limits operations as COVID-19 Coronavirus travel restrictions increase

GlobeAir

The European operator of private jets is cutting back on the countries it is operating to as more governments impose travel restrictions

GlobeAir announced it is restricting operations to United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

NetJets updates COVID-19 Coronavirus impact on operations

NetJets covid-19 coronavirus

The world’s largest private jet operator has released a summary of both precautions it is taking as well as current travel restrictions

As more and more airlines cut back on their flight schedules due to government restrictions and plummeting demand, NetJets and other private aviation providers continue to offer critical links in these challenging times.

In an update posted yesterday on its website, the world’s largest private jet operator wrote, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created a constantly changing landscape at NetJets. We will continue to issue operational updates as they become available, but we wanted to take a moment to provide reassurance that we are taking all necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus and continue to keep our owners and our employees safe.”

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