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.
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.
U.S. private jet charters are holding up better than Europe
Air Partner says cargo and repatriation charters are helping offset drops in private jet charter and jet card revenues
Private jet charter, jet card broker and aviation services provider Air Partner provided an update on trading this morning. It covers its new financial year which began February 1, 2020.