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Are private jets winners of the corona crisis within aviation?

Johanna Koyser
25.06.2020
2 minutes

The beginning of summer for many implies holidays. But what to do when airlines do not offer flights to holiday destinations? For many vacationers there will therefore be no vacation with air travel this year. But for people who have no financial worries, there is an alternative: private jets.

Some providers of private jets report a growth of 85% in June compared to last year’s booking figures. So could these charter companies emerge as winners from the corona crisis? In fact, the charter companies’ business seems to be booming at the moment. Especially passengers who have been flying first class with major airlines are switching to private jets. The main reason for this is, of course, a better range of connections. Furthermore, it is estimated that a private flight has 680 fewer contact points from person to person than a standard flight. This signifies that travelling by private jet is connected with a significantly lower risk of infection than “normal” air travel.

Admittedly, these aspects clearly show that the providers of private jets will most likely not have to fear for their existence this summer. However, in the end there is one decisive factor that cannot be bought, even with money: travel restrictions. So booking private jets may be a real alternative for some people this summer. But only as long as you choose your holiday destination according to the respective travel restrictions.

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by Johanna Koyser

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