CDC report shows COVID-19 spread in a business class cabin

Covid Spread on Airplane

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.

New survey provides bullish outlook for Fall private jet travel

Fall 2020 private jet travel trends

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?

‘Why did I wait so long,” say new private jet users

Private jet travel trends 2020

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.

Wheels Up sets increased COVID-19 safety program

Wheels Up COVID-19 safety procedurs

Wheels Up yesterday announced the launch of Safe Passage, an enhanced safety and health program for its employees, members, customers, and partners with expanded guidelines in response to COVID-19 and today’s ongoing public health concerns.

The private jet rebound might be stronger than it looks

Labor 2020 private jet travel trends

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.”

COVID-19 Freight and Group Charter drive Air Partner Q1 profits

Air Partner finances 2020

“Very weak” private jet charters expected to see “some improvement” in the second quarter

U.K.-based Air Partner offered its third COVID-19 Coronavirus update this morning with news of a £6m profit before tax covering February, March, and April, its fiscal first quarter.

On the news, its stock (LON: AIR) was trading at GBX 49.40 midday in London, down from its 52-week high GBX 102.90, but up considerably from a low last month of just GBX 15.33.

Germs On A Plane: Don’t read this unless you can afford to fly by private jet

private jet charter

Private jet companies say the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has generated first-time customers. They may return due to health safety concerns…

It’s not just avoiding fellow passengers in confined spaces of airport terminals and airplanes

A CBC report found nearly half of the surfaces swabbed on airline flights contained levels of bacteria or yeast and mold that could put a person at risk for infection

With no cure or vaccine for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the private jet industry is expecting (or hoping for) an influx of new customers when the stay-at-home orders expire and hotels and resorts reopen.

Right now many private jet users are grounded with no place to go. However, they apparently want to get back in the air. Research by Private Jet Card Comparisons shows only 3% of subscribers have canceled summer vacations with no plans to reschedule. It’s also expected those who can afford it, will want to maximize their social distancing while traveling for the foreseeable future.

According to Thrillist, “Airplanes are notorious for being giant flying petri dishes. The rush to turn flights around in mere moments, day in and day out, makes them akin to a bath towel you always air-dry but never wash.”

Private aviation is forecast to be down close to 70% this month. Still, that number cloaks a significant portion of flying since the COVID-19 outbreak has been by new customers relocating to second homes or evacuating family members.

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