Charter, jet card flights boost private jet flying in December

Argus

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 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.

Cleaning trumps cost for private jet flyers in a COVID-19 world

Covid travel trends

Private jet cost and cabin comfort are taking a backseat to COVID-19. Coronavirus related health and safety concerns now top of the list of passenger priorities, according to new research presented by JetNet IQ. The industry has benefited from research showing less exposure risk on private jets compared to the airlines. Operators of private jets have been proactive in rolling out COVID protocols.

Global private jet activity hits post-March high

WingX private jet travel trends

The V-shaped private jet travel recovery continues to be driven by pent-up demand, government restrictions and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

Worldwide business aviation activity reached its highest levels since the first weeks of March when flights plummeted.

According to the WingX, during the first half of August, global private aviation departures are tracking at 16% below 2020 levels.

As private jet flights continue their COVID-19 rebound, the routes are changing

While private jet traffic is at 74% of 2019 levels compared to 15% for the airlines, inside the numbers are big differences

The rebound of private jet travel from the depths of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has been one of the very few bright spots across the travel industry.

While data from the TSA shows passenger levels for the airlines are still off by around 85%, private jet flights have recovered to 74% of 2019 levels, according to WingX.

Priester Aviation adds 10-hour jet card option

Priester Aviation

The private jet charter operator is offering a new, lower starting option as a response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

Starting for price for its Centerline jet card is dropping from $148,275 to around $55,000

Private jet operator Priester Aviation is reducing the buy-in for its Centerline jet card to 10 hours from 25 hours. The move means starting price is now around $55,000, down from close to $150,000.

Priester is the latest private aviation membership provider to create a new option in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.

The pandemic has created a need for short-notice evacuation and relocation flights.

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