U.S. Private, Fractional, and Charter jet operators continued rebound in July

Private Jet travel trends - July 2020 July 201

Data from Argus shows all categories of private jet operators saw recovery in July, although numbers remain below 2019 levels

Private jet travel continued to rebound in July moving closer to 2019 levels, according to data from Argus.

Still, the numbers may have been slightly disappointing after a fast start when flying over the July 4th holiday spiked above the previous year’s numbers.

Global private jet travel has rebounded to 80% of pre-COVID-19 levels in July

Despite the increase from 70% to 80% of 2019 activity from June to July, the U.S. recovery is hitting headwinds due to Coronavirus related closures

In the world of private aviation or business aviation, as it is often called, most veterans will tell you, “If things are going great, wait a day or two.”

That may or may not be the case, however, aviation analyst WingX says as Europe’s rebound is getting more pronounced, the U.S. is hitting headwinds.

Dumont Aviation gains $3 million in CARES Act funds

Dumont Aviation

Top 25 private jet charter operator Dumont Aviation is the latest jet card provider to get payroll support

Updated: Our Private Jet Operator CARES Act Relief Scorecard shows how much the 25 largest U.S. fractional and charter operators received in payroll support

Delaware-based Dumont Aviation has received just under $3 million in payroll support as part of the CARES Act. The operator of owned and managed private jets ranks 24th for flight hours in the U.S. among Part 135 and 91k operators, according to Argus data (table below).

XOJET Aviation rings up $13 million in CARES Act funds

XOJET XO

The private jet charter operator is part of Vista Global Holdings, which includes VistaJet and brokerage arm XO

Our Private Jet Operator CARES Act Relief Scorecard shows how much the 25 largest U.S. operators received in payroll support

Ft. Lauderdale-based XOJET Aviation is the latest of the major private jet charter and fractional share players to have signed an agreement to receive funds as part of the CARES Act. It entered into an agreement with the Treasury Department last month providing $13.1 million.

World’s largest private jet conference canceled

NBAA cancels 2020 trade show and conference

The National Business Aviation Association said the 2020 version of its annual conference and exhibition won’t take place due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

Consumers are turning to private jets in record numbers as they seek to avoid exposure to the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, the largest industry conference has been canceled.

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