Private Jet recovery continues ascent as airlines struggle

In the latest WingX moving 7-day average, daily business aviation flights increased to 6,600 from last month’s low of 3,700

Statistics from three different researchers and the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) will again give folks from the private jet side of the aviation business some reason to have pleasant dreams. Or at least blot out recent nightmares.

Jet Card programs make pricing and policy updates in response to COVID-19

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Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the CARES Act waiving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax are impacting jet membership costs and terms

To say the past month and a half has been a roller coaster for private aviation would be an understatement.

March started with high hopes. A spike in requests from first-timers who wanted to get to second homes or relocate family members kept activity close to normal.

Cash buyers may find hidden deals on pre-owned private jets

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Long-range private jets provide the most opportunities, says one expert

During a Corporate Jet Investor virtual town hall meeting on aircraft transactions today, industry executives from around the world said uncertainty in both the economy and business aviation is providing opportunities for buyers. However, where they are, isn’t necessarily clear. And getting a deal done has plenty of hurdles.

NetJets restructures jet card pricing, reduces rates

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The world’s largest private jet operator is updating its Marquis Jet and Elite jet card memberships in response to declining fuel prices and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

NetJets is eliminating fuel surcharges on its Marquis jet card programs and moving to inclusive pricing. At the same time, it is reducing the inclusive pricing on its Elite branded jet cards.

The move was not publicly announced but is instead being communicated directly to customers and prospects.

Used private jet market strong despite Coronavirus, say brokers

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Association of private jet brokers IADA reports 54 used aircraft transactions so far in March despite the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis

Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) said members completed 54 transactions between for the month as of March 20th. Additionally, there are over 120 aircraft, under contract, subject to closing.

The news comes as the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is playing havoc on the world stock markets with demand for travel in general plummeting.

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