Charter, jet card flights boost private jet flying in December

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Part 135 jet card and on-demand charter flights reached 96% of pre-COVID levels in December as the overall market rebounded to 86% of 2019 totals

The latest report from Argus TRAQPak showed Part 135 flying – on-demand charters and jet cards – surged in December, just 3.8% off 2019 flight hours.

New U.S. COVID-19 test requirements for international arrivals extend to private jets

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Passengers arriving in the U.S. by private jet after Jan. 26, 2021, will need to have COVID-19 testing documentation

Private jet travelers should pay attention to charter and jet card cancelation terms for international flights

Effective January 26, 2021, there are new COVID-19 related requirements for all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country.

Sentient Jet’s record December propels it to the $400 million sales mark

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The inventor of the jet card enjoyed the best sales month in its 21-year history in December. It has lofty expectations for 2021, Sentient’s CEO Andrew Collins tells Bloomberg

The year 2021 begins with one of the jet cards segment’s largest players coming off a record month and record year.

In a podcast with Bloomberg’s Paul Sweeney, Sentient Jet CEO Andrew Collins told the host that December was the biggest month for jet card sales in its 21-year history.

Gogo increased private jet subscribers during 2020 after 91% usage drop in April

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While thousands of airliners remain grounded, Gogo reports its private jet subscribers increased this year despite the COVID-19 downturn

Despite one of the most difficult business environments in aviation history, Gogo expects to end 2020 with more business aviation air-to-ground (ATG) subscribers than when the year began. Gogo entered 2020 with 5,669 ATG subscribers online and is expected to end the year with more than 5,700 subscribers online.

Singapore to open COVID ‘Travel Lane’ for private jet users

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Private jet users can visit Singapore for up to 14 days although they will be limited to a bubble located at Changi International Airport

Private aviation users will be able to visit Singapore from the second half of January according to multiple news reports.

Charter and fractional private jet operators lead November results

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Part 135 charter operators saw November year-over-year totals off by just 6.4% while fractional operators were down 14.5% and Part 91 flying was 24.1% below 2019

Argus TRAQPak analysts predict a year-over-year drop in private jet flights of 18.5% during December

The latest Argus TRAQPak monthly report shows Part 135 charter operators are continuing to see the strongest recovery.

How COVID impacted Thanksgiving private jet flights by day, state, busiest airports and international destinations

Thanksgiving private jet travel trends

Thanksgiving private jet flights were 7.6% off 2019 pre-COVID levels compared to 60% for the airlines, and there were big changes in when and where people were flying

The largest market for private jets, Florida, had a 13% increase, with Palm Beach flights increasing 87%

More private jet travelers flew the Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving

Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, Bermuda, Costa Rica, and Jamaica saw increases in U.S. arrivals

While private jets remain the shining star of the gutted travel industry, Thanksgiving flights may have fallen short of expectations.

According to WingX, the extended Thanksgiving period, from Friday before the holiday through Monday after, saw 56,005 U.S. private jet departures, 7.6% below 2019 levels. Despite COVID-19, during the July 4th holiday, private flights increased by 5% year-over-year.

Still, by comparison, the recovery gap between private aviation and the airlines remains wide. The number of airline passengers passing through TSA checkpoints for that same period dropped by 60% to 10.5 million from 26.1 million.

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