Private air travel increases by 75%

Posted by Kirsten on 27 July 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s wealthy are opting for a more luxurious form of travel. Air Charter Service reveals that they have noted a 75% increase in private air travel over the last few months of spring and summer in the United States, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in the country.

‘We have been arranging private jet travel for existing clients as well as new clients who are looking for a better way to travel than commercial and more peace of mind,’ Richard Thompson, president of Air Charter Service Americas told Forbes.

‘With the current pandemic, those who normally travel in first class commercially are elevating their experience with personal well-being in mind, especially for older clients who have more health concerns.’

According to Thompson, the majority of their clients within the last few months have been new customers.

While many commercial lines in America are still battling to return to normalcy, this private travel experience has focused on placing health, personal space and hygiene as top priorities.

It seems to be the safer, albeit it more expensive option to travel at the moment. Travellers are able to avoid the busy airports and can travel with their close family and friends. For those that have been isolating together, this is especially helpful as they are more likely to know the health status of their fellow travellers.

Thompson tells Forbes that their customers have been especially loving destinations like Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Bozeman in Montana and Aspen, Colorado for socially distanced getaways.

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