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Private aviation is booming amid COVID-19

Private aviation is booming amid COVID-19

A growing number of business and leisure travelers returning to the skies are turning to private aviation services as a preferable option to commercial airline travel. The best way to avoid cancellation, delays and bad surprises.

Forbes reports new research shows private aviation is set to emerge from the COVID-era as much as 10% larger than it was before the virus.

Aviation research firms report July 2021 had the highest number of private flights in one month since 2008 and August is approaching 30% above 2019 levels.

In April 2020, business almost stopped, but U.S. private jet flights started their recovery in May 2020 and there are no signs of demand ebbing, Forbes reports.

The customers are asking for more. And today's customers are 70% business and 30% leisure.

Leisure travel, on the other hand, spiked quickly and stayed at 140% of normal, he said. COVID accelerated it for sure. The feeling of safety by not being in a crowded airport and a crowded airplane - that makes the difference.

Other benefits of private air travel include timely service and the certainty of flights as major airline carriers are cutting back routes and number of flights. Plus, pets are welcome to fly alongside their owners.

Business travelers who want to get back to face-to-face meetings can do so while maximizing productivity and reducing contact touchpoints.

Fractional ownership is best for those who typically use air travel for 15 or more trips per year. Customers can buy or lease a share in the Phenom 300, Phenom 100 or Challenger 350. Fractional shares start at 20 days (also known as a 1/16 share).

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