Biden’s mask mandate may extend to private jet charter flights

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President Biden’s Executive Order promoting COVID-19 safety for air travel could impact private jet charter and jet card flights

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.

Charter, jet card flights boost private jet flying in December

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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.

New research shows more upside for private jets

private jet travel trends

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

New U.S. COVID-19 test requirements for international arrivals extend to private jets

COVID private jet travel trends

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.

Flexjet to begin COVID testing for flight crews

Flexjet

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.

CARES Act 2: New COVID relief should be open to private aviation

CARES Act 2 private aviation

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.)

Gogo increased private jet subscribers during 2020 after 91% usage drop in April

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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.

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