President Joseph R. Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel could end up including private jet charter and jet card flights.
Part 135 jet card and on-demand charter flights reached 96% of pre-COVID levels in December as the overall market rebounded to 86% of 2019 totals
The latest report from Argus TRAQPak showed Part 135 flying – on-demand charters and jet cards – surged in December, just 3.8% off 2019 flight hours.
The research from Strategic Vision closely mirrors an analysis by McKinsey showing private jet providers have a largely untapped market of affluent consumers
Strategic Vision’s 2021 Pulse of the Industry survey has good news for travel providers, and perhaps, particularly private aviation providers
Passengers arriving in the U.S. by private jet after Jan. 26, 2021, will need to have COVID-19 testing documentation
Private jet travelers should pay attention to charter and jet card cancelation terms for international flights
Effective January 26, 2021, there are new COVID-19 related requirements for all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country.
The second-largest fractional fleet operator is testing its 830 flight crew members for COVID-19 before each tour of duty
Flexjet said in January it will begin to test flight crew members for COVID-19 before each tour of duty.
Private jet operators should be able to tap into the estimated in $15 billion in air carrier support
The newest legislation to provide ongoing COVID-19 relief is estimated to have $15 billion for the airlines. According to a spokesperson for the National Business Aviation Association, that should incorporate Part 135 private jet operators and other companies related to business aviation.
(Updated Dec. 22 @ 7:22 am – A full copy of the HR 133 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, can be downloaded at the end of this story.)
While thousands of airliners remain grounded, Gogo reports its private jet subscribers increased this year despite the COVID-19 downturn
Despite one of the most difficult business environments in aviation history, Gogo expects to end 2020 with more business aviation air-to-ground (ATG) subscribers than when the year began. Gogo entered 2020 with 5,669 ATG subscribers online and is expected to end the year with more than 5,700 subscribers online.