Data from Argus and WingX shows private jet charters drew within 10% of pre-COVID-19 levels for the first time last month
Data from Argus shows Part 135 private jet charters continued to push the recovery of business aviation last month. In October, there were 802,054 flights, 8.7% below 2019 levels. That includes 14 days in which traffic was higher than the same date last year.
Tracking by JSSI shows an 87% spike in private jet flight hours, bringing activity to within 22% of 2019 levels
Average flight hours of private jets tracked by JSSI rebounded by 87% in the third quarter, although they remain 22% behind 2019 numbers.
The latest WingX weekly tracking report shows private jet travel continues to hold onto its recovery despite the resurgence of COVID-19 and fewer UHNW events
Global business aviation activity is down by 15% through most of October 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. However, 15% down is the new up if you are in a travel-related business, for sure.
The diversified aviation services company and jet card broker is lowering the entry point to its fixed-rate, guaranteed availability offering with JetCard 5
Air Partner’s new JetCard 5 reinforces two key trends we keep seeing. More COVID-19 driven interest in private jet travel and jet cards becoming more and more accessible.
U.K.-based PrivateFly’s latest Charter Trends report shows big changes in lead time for booking, who’s flying, and more
Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic’s changing border restrictions and quarantines, there were major changes to private jet charter bookings during the July to September period.
While there have been endless reports about the influx of newcomers – PrivateFly said their share increased to 44% from 35% – some of the other changes were perhaps expected but had not been previously reported.
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.
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?