The Future of Jet Charter Travel
At Stratos Jet Charters, we are seeing signs of hope. The private jet charter travel industry and the nation have a long recovery ahead, but we are seeing positive trends. Private aviation has always been a resilient industry and continues to serve essential travel needs. Here are two positive signs to note as Stratos prepares to help you travel via private jet in the coming months.
Positive Market Changes
There are indications that the jet charter travel market is recovering after bottoming out in March and April 2020. As Joel Thomas, founder and CEO of Stratos Jet Charters notes, “We are seeing signs of increasing demand particularly for the second half of May and into June as the ‘snowbirds’ begin to migrate back to the North East.” This trend is reflected in business travel activity.
At the beginning of March, business travel represented only about 15 percent of flight activity. As of early May, the number had climbed to 33 percent. Analysts suggest it may take over a year for the jet charter industry to rebound, but each successful flight is a victory worth celebrating.
Increased Safety Measures
Another significant change is an industry-wide focus on jet charter travel safety. Stratos Jet Charters has created a culture of safety in all our operations since inception, but during these unprecedented times, the margin of safety expanded.
From a virus-containment perspective, private aviation already has many advantages in place, like:
- Departing from a private Fixed-Base Operator terminal minimizes your contact with other travelers.
- Charter jets tend to carry 8-14 passengers, again reducing your risk of contact.
Some of the newly introduced safety measures include:
Masks and gloves for crewmembers, including security personnel, baggage handlers, and caterers.
In between flights, the aircraft will be disinfected and sealed to minimize contaminants.
Crewmembers also follow social-distancing protocols, to ensure they remain healthy between flights.
Larger aircraft can be requested to ensure social distancing in-flight.
This is an unprecedented situation throughout our industry. But we also recognize that jet charter travel must continue. Our goal is to ensure our clients will again be able to fly where they want, when they want, in the utmost safety and comfort.
If you need to travel at any time, contact us at any time — 888-594-9066. We can provide information and solutions for every type of travel situation.