As our clients know, the holidays are always a busy time for travel. Whether you travel by commercial or private jet, you need to prepare for sold-out flights, busy airports, and weather delays. Fortunately, Stratos Jet Charters has the flexibility to mitigate some of these issues. But we are foreseeing unprecedented industry-wide private jet demand for the next six months.

Here are the reasons we encourage you to book your holiday flight now.

The Numbers

According to the aviation website FlightAware, private jet demand has increased 43% since 2020. The surge is even surpassing the pre-pandemic statistics. These numbers will only increase as we enter the busy holiday travel season.

The Reasons for the Surge

There are several obvious reasons for the spike in private jet demand, as well as a few surprises.  The traditional reasons for booking a charter include:

  • Customized itinerary, aircraft size, services
  • Extraordinary executive-class comfort
  • Heightened bio-safety at private terminals and in-flight

However, the 2021-2022 travel season is affected by new factors such as:

  • International travel restrictions are being lifted for vaccinated travelers
  • Global supply-chain issues are limiting parts, labor, and other airline support resources
  • Safety regulations – airlines cannot function without jet maintenance and crew rest periods. The unprecedented demand is impacting the safety schedules

The Recommendations

At Stratos Jet Charters, we believe clear information empowers our clients and gives them a better private jet experience. Here are our suggestions to beat the holiday rush and get the flight you want.

Book now. Any flight you are considering between now and March 2022 should be booked as soon as possible. Here’s the information we will need from you:

  • Purpose of the trip. If your group has a very specific itinerary, we will get you there. However, if you have some flexibility, we may be able to offer you some options to avoid charter bottlenecks
  • Special requests. Given enough notice, we can accommodate passengers with mobility issues, special diets, pets, and even snowboards. Book soon to ensure you get the customized flight you deserve
  • Possible alternate itineraries. Christmas with grandma may not be possible, but a New Year’s celebration may be easier to arrange

At Stratos Jet Charters, we don’t want to discourage you from booking a flight because of surging private jet demand. In fact, we recommend you seize the initiative by booking your charter as soon as possible. We have built our reputation on providing safe, customized on-demand jet charters. However, during this very unusual year-end, though we will continue to provide safety and customization, the on-demand part of our mandate may be modified to on-demand as available.

Contact us soon when you are ready to enjoy the safety and custom luxury of a private jet air charter. Call Stratos Jets—888-593-9066.