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

COVID-19 shakes up private jet charter booking patterns

pets on private jets

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.

‘Why did I wait so long,” say new private jet users

Private jet travel trends 2020

While COVID-19 and lacking airline schedules led many new private jet users to pull the trigger, many say they plan to continue after the pandemic recedes.

Over half of new and returning users to private aviation indicated they expect to continue their private jet travels after the current COVID-19 pandemic ends. That’s according to a preview from a just-completed survey of Private Jet Card Comparisons subscribers.

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