– 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.
These companies launched jet cards and private jet memberships during 2020
Recently, Sentient Jet CEO Andrew Collins told Bloomberg that private jet cards and membership were having a “moment.” Judging by the number of new entrants, the trend is not going unnoticed.
Fans of Dassault’s high-performance Falcon 50 and Falcon 900B have a new private jet membership offering dedicated options
Ajax Jets is a new jet card provider founded earlier this year by industry veteran John Sullivan.
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.
Transactions of used private jets for sale are expected to rebound in 2021 after dipping due to COVID-19
Pre-owned private jet sales will dip to 1,617 units this year as the industry struggles with the challenges of the impact of COVID-19 on the selling process. Last year, there were 1,839 transactions of pre-owned aircraft, according to an annual market survey by Jetcraft.
Don’t believe articles that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on misleading press releases and a lack of knowledge
Promises of cheap private jet flights invoking Uber analogies and claiming technology breakthroughs that lower charter costs are common themes of uninformed coverage. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. In fact, most online pricing tools for private jets don’t even give you hard quotes. They are simply tools to capture your contact information so sales reps can follow-up.
Much of the charter rates you see online are estimates. And for every slick app, you’ll find if you aren’t familiar with the industry’s ins and outs, it’s easy to make big mistakes when buying private flights. With COVID-19 causing more consumers to shop for private aviation options, if you are serious, buyer beware.
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