As private jet flights continue their COVID-19 rebound, the routes are changing

While private jet traffic is at 74% of 2019 levels compared to 15% for the airlines, inside the numbers are big differences

The rebound of private jet travel from the depths of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has been one of the very few bright spots across the travel industry.

While data from the TSA shows passenger levels for the airlines are still off by around 85%, private jet flights have recovered to 74% of 2019 levels, according to WingX.

NBAA, NATA take CNBC to task for Clay Lacy and CARES Act coverage

Clay Lacy

Two private jet trade groups are accusing the cable network of misrepresenting Clay Lacy and the importance of business aviation

A letter issued yesterday by the top executives of the National Business Aviation Association and National Air Transport Association said CNBC coverage of the CARES Act distorted the impact of Covid-19 on business aviation.

A post on NBAA’s website was titled, “CNBC Distorts Pandemic’s Impact on Business Aviation, Specifically Charter Company Clay Lacy.”

Jet Linx grounds fleet for its fourth annual safety summit

Jet Linx Aviation

The IS-BAO Stage 3 Part 135 private jet operator held this year’s meeting virtually

Private jet management and jet card membership provider Jet Linx Aviation grounded its fleet earlier this week. However, in this case, it was for its fourth annual Safety Summit, although this one was held virtually.

FlyExclusive sets discounted pricing for JetSuite jet card customers

FlyExclusive jet card

The private jet charter operator launched its first jet card program last week

Light jet hourly rates are as low as $3,096 for SuiteKey customers, based on their balances when JetSuite entered Chapter 11

North Carolina-based Part 135 private jet charter operator FlyExclusive is making an offer to JetSuite’s SuiteKey customers impacted by its bankruptcy.

FlyExclusive makes major move into Jet Cards

FlyExclusive jet card

The 8th largest private jet charter operator in the U.S. FlyExclusive is leveraging a fast-growing private jet fleet to become a major player in jet memberships

Out of the depths of the biggest downturn business aviation has ever seen, here comes industry veteran Jim Segrave and his Kinston, North Carolina-based FlyExclusive.

Since its launch in 2014, Segrave, who previously sold Segrave Aviation to Delta Private Jets in 2010, has built a fleet of more than 60 private jets. Expansion plans call for reaching the century mark.

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