CDC permits results from COVID-19 home testing kits for international arrivals

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In response to a private aviation coalition request, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing

In response to a request from general aviation (GA) trade groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing. The new CDC guidance permits certain COVID-19 home testing kits to be accepted for passengers entering the U.S. The COVID testing mandate launched in January.

Private jet flights increase share of worldwide fixed-wing flights by 58%

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Private jets’ share of global fixed-wing flight activity has increased to 19% this year compared to 12% prior to 2020, according to WingX

Private aviation accounted for 19% of all fixed-wing activity so far this year compared with 12% for the same period in 2020, according to WingX. That’s despite a year-to-date decline of 8% for private flying comparing with a 24% dive last year. It also reflects the continued swoon for scheduled airlines.

Air Partner flies COVID-19 relief charters to 173% profit gain

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Analyst Canaccord Genuity restores “buy” recommendation for Air Partner

Air Partner said it is announcing today an update to shareholders, including details of its dividend policy. The move reaffirms its previously reported update from January. That called for a profit before tax of no less than £11.5 million for the year ended 31 January 2021. That compares to £4.2 million from the previous year, a 173% gain.

Biden, Buttigieg urged not to hamstring private jets amid reports of domestic COVID travel restrictions

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The National Air Transportation Association wrote the President and Transportation Secretary, “We cannot afford to shackle an industry that not only empowers countless businesses across the country and offers essential services”

In a letter to President Joseph Biden and Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg, National Air Transportation Association CEO Timothy Obitts warned that if domestic travel restrictions are extended to private aviation, it will hamstring the economy.

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