COVID-19 is not only driving new customers, but more pets, kids and shorter lead times for private jet charter bookings, according to PrivateFly
More new customers, more pets, more kids, and shorter lead times for booking private jet charters. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on who and where for the private jet market, according to PrivateFly’s annual Private Jet Charter Trends 2020 report.
U.K.-based PrivateFly’s latest Charter Trends report shows big changes in lead time for booking, who’s flying, and more
Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic’s changing border restrictions and quarantines, there were major changes to private jet charter bookings during the July to September period.
While there have been endless reports about the influx of newcomers – PrivateFly said their share increased to 44% from 35% – some of the other changes were perhaps expected but had not been previously reported.
The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract
One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.
If flying privately makes travel safer and easier, figuring out private jet rental pricing can be confusing. We explain some of the variations
You want to charter a private jet from New York to Aspen and you want a large-cabin aircraft. A Gulfstream GIV or something similar sounds nice. You want the lowest price, and you notice checking around there is a big variance. Quotes for GIV and G450 types vary by as much as $25,000! You see other large-cabin jets with prices for much less, and then you see prices double your Gulfstream quotes.
The private jet charter broker and jet card provider provided a wide view of its varied business units
Private jet charter and jet card broker Air Partner, which
offers extensive aviation services beyond private flying, updated shareholders earlier
today on its approach to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, including protective
actions being taken, current sales and pipeline.
Despite one charter from booking to take off in 16 minutes, lead time for private jet charter flights actually increased
Private jet rental broker PrivateFly has updated its quarterly
reports with an annual recap of trends and milestones for 2019.
Of note, it recorded its fastest-ever ‘go now’ flight – just 16 minutes from inquiry to take-off for a client flying from New York to Nashville.
From top destinations, from when travelers book and the most popular times to fly, the charter broker offers insights
U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, which became part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation portfolio last year, released its quarterly trends report on private jet travel.
Among the highlights was the percentage of female fliers increased to 29%, up two points, while 48% of all bookings were within a week of travel, down a point from 2018’s second quarter.
PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell pictured in lead) said, “Our business grew considerably as we integrated our sister company Skyjet into PrivateFly,” noting, “This edition of Private Jet Charter Trends reflects our bigger footprint in the USA for the first time analyzing thousands of searches and booked flights.”