An early release article to be published by the Center for Disease Control in November warns of the potential spread of COVID-19 aboard airliners
If you read this website regularly, you already know this. The typical flight aboard an airliner has over 700 potential contact points that lack social distancing. That compares to under 20 for private travel. Now, a preview of an upcoming report from the Center for Disease Control warns of spread on airline flights beyond the oft-used recommended spacing of six feet. The report could push more folks to private jets.
Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado have seen the smallest decreases in private jet flights so far this year, according to Argus TRAQPak
Just published data from Argus TRAQPak shows if you want to know where all the private jets have gone, head to the mountains. Wyoming, down 5.8%, Montana (-6.7%), Utah (-7.2%), and Colorado (-10.2%) saw the smallest decreases during the first nine months of the year. Arizona performed the best of non-mountain states with an 11.7% decline. Overall, private aviation flights were down 28.1% through the end of August.
A survey of new and existing private jet travelers offers an optimistic take on their use of private aviation in the coming months and beyond
88% of new flyers have a positive view of the industry versus 12% neutral and 0% negative
Will the influx of newcomers and those returning to private aviation be enough to offset the expected decline in business travel this Fall?
While COVID-19 and lacking airline schedules led many new private jet users to pull the trigger, many say they plan to continue after the pandemic recedes.
Over half of new and returning users to private aviation indicated they expect to continue their private jet travels after the current COVID-19 pandemic ends. That’s according to a preview from a just-completed survey of Private Jet Card Comparisons subscribers.
Adjusting August private jet flight numbers for the later Labor Day holiday in 2020 shows U.S. flights moving closer to pre-COVID-19 levels
Mark Twain said, “”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” He also said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”