May private jet flight requests at Air Partner jump 210% year-over-year

private jet charter

Jet card and on-demand private jet broker Air Partner says inquiries are for travel through August

A day after Sentient Jet reported quote requests had increased 241% from March lows, private jet charter broker Air Partner says it too is seeing a tidal wave of interest.

The publicly traded seller of jet cards and on-demand charter said in a press release issued this morning that year-over-year inquiries were up 210%.

Sentient Jet launches new ad campaign as first-time buyers soar

Sentient Jet

Over 50% of private jet flight hours sold since the beginning of April were to new customers

Jet card leader Sentient Jet today offered more evidence that private jet travel is set to get a boost from first-timers.

The unit of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight said over 50% of the more than 5,000 private jet flight hours it sold since the beginning of April were to first-time customers. Private Jet Card Comparisons estimates that equates to around $15 million in purchases from new members.

Private Jet Fractional and Charter travel off to a strong start for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day private jet travel

Comparing Argus private jet flying from this year to Memorial Day 2019 shows the strongest rebound data yet

Expectations that private jet travel will lead the recovery of air travel continued at the start of this holiday weekend.

Wheels Up’s Meals Up hits 12 million meals donated

Wheels Up Meals Up

The private jet membership provider and largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S. had targeted 10 million meals through Feeding America

The good news in recent days and weeks in the private jet segment has been multiple signs of recovery, both in terms of flying and influx of new customers.

Another positive has seen the philanthropic efforts of business aviation throughout the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

NBAA, NATA take CNBC to task for Clay Lacy and CARES Act coverage

Clay Lacy

Two private jet trade groups are accusing the cable network of misrepresenting Clay Lacy and the importance of business aviation

A letter issued yesterday by the top executives of the National Business Aviation Association and National Air Transport Association said CNBC coverage of the CARES Act distorted the impact of Covid-19 on business aviation.

A post on NBAA’s website was titled, “CNBC Distorts Pandemic’s Impact on Business Aviation, Specifically Charter Company Clay Lacy.”

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