As the airlines cancel thousands of flights and suspend key routes, private aviation companies are sharing tales from the front lines
Repatriation flights by private aviation companies are bringing stranded travelers home
With airline schedules and operations in disarray, private aviation providers are filling the gap, getting repatriating citizens home safely.
Earlier today, Austria-based GlobeAir said it had repatriated 26 passengers. The travelers were mostly departing from France, Switzerland, and Spain trying to reach Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company uses Cessna Citation Mustangs that seat up to four passengers.
The European operator of private jets is cutting back on the countries it is operating to as more governments impose travel restrictions
GlobeAir announced it is restricting operations to United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
European very light jet charter operator GlobeAir AG says it has seen a 27% jump in bookings despite suspending flights to Italy
GlobeAir, the Austrian-based very light jet operator, says flying privately dramatically reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 Coronavirus over commercial airline travel.
The European very light jet operator has added sustainability as a long-term company goal
GlobeAir has launched a new CSER (Corporate Social and
Environmental Responsibility) roadmap 2020 and putting sustainability as one of
the company’s long-term goals.
The company is using the hashtag #WeArePlanetA. As part of the initiative, it will now be possible to offset one’s carbon footprint for private jet flights on GlobeAir.
Aviation accounts for just 2% of all carbon emissions. Business aviation’s carbon emissions are about 2% of the aviation total, and 0.04% of global human-made emissions.
As a strike by its pilots caused BA to cancel nearly all its flights, private jet charter companies said they saw an uptick in inquiries and bookings
Air Charter Service moved a 100-person orchestra and their instruments, while Air Partner saved a leadership team from missing their own corporate retreat
With British Airways canceling nearly all of its flights during a two-day strike by its pilots which ended yesterday, several private jet charter brokers and operators say there was an increase in both inquiries and flights booked.
“We saw a massive uptick for requests, both direct and from brokers,” said Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir AG, an Austrian based operator of four-seat Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.