COVID-19 Coronavirus: Your Private Jet travel questions answered

Covid-19 Coronavirus private jet questions and answers

In this article, we deal with questions and answers to consider before calling a private jet broker or operator

With American, Delta, United, Southwest and other airlines cutting flights, if you can afford it, private aviation should be an important part of your emergency preparedness

Most media coverage so far has been about the increase in inquiries. Brokers are reporting huge jumps in the call volume.

Instead of duplicating this coverage, I wanted to answer questions you might have about how you can use private aviation to prepare for possible relocation or emergency business flights.

Argus reveals top Part 135 private jet charter operators for 2019

biggest private jet charter companies

Argus Traqpak has published its list of the largest private jet rental operators in the U.S. based on 2019 flight activity

Part 135 flights declined 0.6% while flight hours fell by 1.4% in 2019

The report highlights the fragmented nature of private jet charter with the top 25 companies only accounting for one-third of flight hours

Gama Aviation Signature remains the dominant player in Part 135 private jet charter, according to a recap of 2019 activity by Argus Traqpak.

With 103,096 flight hours, it saw a 13% increase compared to 2018, despite an overall decline in the market for commercial private aircraft charter rentals.

Overall, Part 135 flying decreased by 0.6% in flights and 1.4% by flight hours on a year-over-year basis.

Wheels Up buys Gama Aviation Signature growing its fleet to over 300 private aircraft

Wheels Up buys Gama Signature Aviation

The acquisition follows the purchase of Delta Private Jets, Travel Management Company, and Avianis, and squares it up against NetJets

Wheels Up is looking to move closer to NetJets and pull away from Directional Aviation and Vista Global Holdings. Its acquisition of Gama Aviation LLC this morning gives it over 300 owned and managed aircraft.

Gama Aviation Signature, as it is known, already was managing the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS, and Citation X aircraft.

It follows its acquisitions of Travel Management Company last June and Delta Private Jets, completed in January.

Wheels Up celebrates Super Bowl weekend in style

Wheels Up Super Bowl party

The private jet membership provider hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate attracting a slew of star athletes and celebrities

Wheels Up has always been about being more than just a private aviation solution, but a lifestyle. That approach was on display earlier this month during Super Bowl LIV. In Miami, it hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate event.

Linda Holliday and Bill Belichick at Wheels Up members-only Super Saturday Tailgate event on February 1, 2020, in Wynwood, Miami. The seventh-annual event featured a chalk talk hosted by prominent figures in sports and entertainment and interactive partnership activations. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Wheels Up)

Taking over a warehouse in Wynwood, the afternoon and into the evening party drew a mix of athletes and celebrities. Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Bill Belichick (above), Sam Darnold, Guy Fieri, Rich Eisen, Ron Rivera, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Golic, Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit, Steve Levy, and Lawrence Tynes were spotted.

Former Delta Air Lines exec named Chief Experience Officer of Wheels Up

Wheels Up Gail Grimmett

Gail Grimmett, a former senior executive with Delta Air Lines, has been appointed Chief Experience Officer at Wheels Up

A longtime executive at Delta Air Lines who is widely credited with turning the Atlanta-based company into a dominant player in New York’s ultra-competitive marketplace has been named chief experience officer at Wheels Up.

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