Demand levels for private jets could spike 150%, says Wheels Up’s CEO

Kenny Dichter Wheels Up

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.”

Florida private jet flights surge, Texas drops

Florida private jet flights surge in February 2020

Private jet activity in the U.S. reached 93% of 2020 levels during the first three weeks of a weather impacted February.

PrivateFly launches Bitcoin Jet Account option

bitcoins and u s dollar bills

Having started accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for on-demand private jet charter flights in 2014, customers can now create a Bitcoin account with flight charges based on the value at the time of booking

Directional Aviation’s PrivateFly has launched a Bitcoin Jet Account. The move comes as it reveals more than one in 10 of its private jet flights were paid for in Bitcoin last month. The bookings represented 19% of its sales.

Private jet visitors bring $436 million to Tennessee

Tennessee private aviation

A new study shows private aviation travelers brought $436 million while general aviation tenants generated an additional $635 million

A study conducted on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Transportation found no plane, no gain. Or, more specifically, attracting private jets is good for the economy.

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