Part 135 private jet charter flights break 90% mark in October

Argus WingX Oct 2020 data

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.

Private jet flight hours rebound 87% in Q3

private jet flight hours

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.

Private jet recovery hits post-March high despite COVID-19 surge, event cancelations

WingX private jet travel trends

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.

Air Partner launches 5-hour jet card in Europe

Air Partner

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.

COVID-19 shakes up private jet charter booking patterns

Privatefly pets on a private jet

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.

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?

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