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.
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.
Jet card and private jet charter broker Air Charter Service is promoting a post-lockdown getaway for Londoners
U.K. private jet and jet card broker Air Charter Service launched new Swedish Lapland travel packages for post-lockdown getaways. In partnership with Discover The World, families, friends, and couples can now enjoy tailor-made two to seven-night trips, including a private jet ‘travel bubble’ to and from Luleå, Sweden.
Van Nuys-based Clay Lacy, which offers an as available jet card program, has added a Gulfstream GV, G450, GIV-SP and Citation CJ3
Clay Lacy Aviation has added a 14-passenger Gulfstream GV, a 14-passenger Gulfstream G450, an 11-passenger Gulfstream GIV-SP, and a seven-passenger Citation CJ3 to its nationwide charter fleet of managed business jets. Its as-available jet card program offers roundtrip pricing.
We’ve taken an in-depth look at what you need to know before you charter – and the questions you should ask. We also look at the various issues that impact price, including extra charges, and let us say, everything you need to know before you pick up the phone or click on your computer keys. The full report is here. It’s free and doesn’t require your contact information to read it.