Private aviation could see record demand in the coming months, says Wheels Up’s Kenny Dichter
Speaking on Dow Jones Marketwatch, Wheels Up’s Kenny Dichter says he thinks “when business travel and traditional vacation come back online, you may see 125%, 150% sort of demand levels.”
While leisure travel has fueled the recovery of private jet travel, a top Flexjet executive sees opportunities in business travel too
Speaking to Bloomberg Markets TV yesterday, a top Flexjet official said she sees opportunities in business travel as we move into the fall.
While airline passenger counts remained 75% below last year’s levels, private jet flights increased 5% during America’s birthday Independence Day holiday in 2020
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As airline passenger levels remained 75% below last year, a detailed analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of data from WingX shows not only that private jet flights were up year-over-year by 5%, but where they were going.
Normally a niche segment, private jets are becoming more important to the travel and tourism industry, which before the COVID-19 pandemic supported 10% of worldwide jobs.