Research: Domestic terror concerns may boost private jet flights as new flyers vow to continue post-COVID

Private Jet user survey

– 96% of new private jet travelers plan to continue after the pandemic

– 30% of respondents say domestic terror threats may increase their percentage of private flights away from the airlines

– 68% expect to travel internationally despite new COVID-19 requirements that include private jet travelers

A flash survey of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons found nearly 30% may switch some airline flights to private aircraft amidst concerns about more domestic terror threats in the wake of the riots at the Capitol. The research also found despite the COVID-19 testing requirements for anyone entering the U.S., more than two-thirds expect to travel internationally. What’s more, 96% of respondents who had started or restarted flying privately due to the coronavirus say they plan to continue after the pandemic ends.

Air Charter Service predicts more new customers, bankruptcies for 2021

air charter service

Private jet card and on-demand charter broker ACS expects a rebound of business travel, more bookings from travel agents, and instability for the private aviation sector

Air Charter Service has 27 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents arranging private jet, commercial airliner, and cargo aircraft charters and onboard courier solutions arranging over 23,000 charter flights in a typical year. Recently, Andy Christie, group private jet director, shared his view on the private jet travel outlook in 2021. Below are some highlights.

Charter, jet card flights boost private jet flying in December

Argus

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 research shows more upside for private jets

private jet travel trends

The research from Strategic Vision closely mirrors an analysis by McKinsey showing private jet providers have a largely untapped market of affluent consumers

Strategic Vision’s 2021 Pulse of the Industry survey has good news for travel providers, and perhaps, particularly private aviation providers

Holiday flying brings private jet flights to 90% of pre-COVID levels

WingX private jet travel trends

WingX data shows off private aviation’s rebound is still being boosted by holidays and leisure flights

Global private aviation flights in 2020 were down 11% compared to December 2019, according to the latest tracking report from WingX. At its peak of just over 12,000 flights on December 23, the rolling 7-day average daily activity surpassed the previous post-March high point. By contrast, scheduled airline traffic was down by 48% for the month.

Private jet travel to lag pre-COVID levels through April 2021

Argus

While private jet flight numbers are expected to show impressive year-over-year gains from March 2021 onwards, they will still fall short of pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Argus TRAQPak forecast

Argus TRAQPak’s forecast for the first four months is good news, relatively speaking. North American private jet flight hours are projected to increase by 21.6% in March 2021 on a year-over-year basis. In April 2021, Argus expects flight hours to surge by 194.9%

Cleaning trumps cost for private jet flyers in a COVID-19 world

Covid travel trends

Private jet cost and cabin comfort are taking a backseat to COVID-19. Coronavirus related health and safety concerns now top of the list of passenger priorities, according to new research presented by JetNet IQ. The industry has benefited from research showing less exposure risk on private jets compared to the airlines. Operators of private jets have been proactive in rolling out COVID protocols.

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