After 15 months immersed in online conferences and meetings, professionals who need to travel for work will definitely avoid facing those two hours before boarding with dozens of strangers again, not to mention the tight space and loud conversations during the flight. That is why private jet charters are becoming a great option.
Executive aviation is the best alternative for those who need to travel following safety protocols and all measures related to health care.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conducted a survey in April. They heard 16,000 professionals from 942 companies worldwide. It shows that two out of three business travelers want new experiences.
And the sector already notices this new consumer. Companies’ CEOs and directors can be more productive being in several places. The practicality of executive aviation allows this presence.
This is good news, compared to the scenario at the beginning of the pandemic. Countries implemented measures that resulted in travel restrictions and border closures.
Private aviation market in the US
Aviation data consultants WINGX has compared business aviation traffic levels in 2021 to 2019’s. It was reported by Business Airport International.
The US market continues to make gains, with business aviation activity this year up by 37% compared to the first four and a half months of 2020. The charter market has almost 50% more sectors this year than last, and 4% more charters flown than in the same period of 2019.
Compared to the January to May period in 2019, 2021 was better. The year has seen more than a 15% increase in charter flights between the USA and Mexico, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, and a 77% increase in charters to Antigua and Barbados. Canada is the outlier, with this year’s charter connections with the US still 59% down on last year, over 70% below comparable 2019.
Private jet company Wheels Up reported a 68% jump in first-quarter revenue. And a 56% increase in active members and VistaJet said its membership has grown 29% over the past year.
The advantages of private jet charters
Private jets are part of great executives’ routine. Almost all the companies that make up the Forbes list of the 100 largest in the world use their own or chartered planes and helicopters. And they benefit from it. There is an obvious correlation between revenues and profits and operating their own, private air transportation.
Aboard true masterpieces of technology, entrepreneurs and executives travel with more agility, comfort, and privacy. As well as technical teams, customers, suppliers, and service providers who can travel to places where regular commercial aviation does not always reach. They can rest or even work during the flight. As if they were in a hotel, this impacts productivity and even the relationship with the family.
When it comes to participating in important and decisive business meetings in other cities, many businessmen already recognize that flying in private jets is the first option. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the sector is able to overcome the limitations of other means of transportation, including commercial aviation itself.
And, thus, executive aviation becomes a real and effective work tool. Especially for those who make every minute count. The time that would be lost on the roads or even at check-in and baggage handling is recovered every day by executives who choose to fly in private jets.
Ground transportation for private airports
Are you looking for a ground transportation service to take you to private airports and FBOs? Mundi is a proud member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). We manage operations worldwide, being one of the top companies to provide ground transportation for the private aviation market.
Mundi’s highly qualified chauffeurs always arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time and, after reaching the airport destination, they will make sure your private jet takes off before leaving the FBO.