Private Jet Services Group sees rebound in private jets for sports, meetings

PJS Group is expanding its sports and MICE divisions to support the rebound in VIP group private jet charter flights

New Hampshire-based charter and jet card broker Private Jet Services (PJS) Group said it is doubling down its support of the sports team and MICE segment. The move comes as professional and collegiate teams, and the meetings and incentive market aim towards a post-COVID recovery.

Branded private jet charter operators set flight records in March

XOJET Challenger 300

Overall, private aviation activity in March was up 30% compared to 2020, but down 8% compared to 2019

Business aviation activity surged 30% in March compared to the same period in 2020. However, private jet flights were still 8% down compared to 2019, according to WingX.

VistaJet adds trip cancellation insurance

VistaJet Challenger 350

For a 20% premium, VistaJet charter customers can mitigate cancelation fees

Global luxury private jet operator VistaJet has launched an insurance program. According to a press release, VistaJet Protect removes all cancellation fees up to 48 hours before a scheduled departure. If a client cancels less than 48 hours before departure, VistaJet will use the premium to offset part of the outstanding cancellation fee.

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.”

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