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

A look at new Jet Card providers from 2020

New jet cards 2020

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.

Singapore to open COVID ‘Travel Lane’ for private jet users

Singapore private jet bubble

Private jet users can visit Singapore for up to 14 days although they will be limited to a bubble located at Changi International Airport

Private aviation users will be able to visit Singapore from the second half of January according to multiple news reports.

COVID-19 Private Jet Trends: More pets, kids, and shorter booking windows

PrivateFly

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.

Private jet travel to lag pre-COVID levels through April 2021

Argus

While private jet flight numbers are expected to show impressive year-over-year gains from March 2021 onwards, they will still fall short of pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Argus TRAQPak forecast

Argus TRAQPak’s forecast for the first four months is good news, relatively speaking. North American private jet flight hours are projected to increase by 21.6% in March 2021 on a year-over-year basis. In April 2021, Argus expects flight hours to surge by 194.9%

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