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While the general public aviation companies are nailed to the ground, private jet companies are curking the ceiling. With its four-star service and optimal sanitary safety measures, private aviation seduces a demanding and fortunate audience.
The period is difficult for the airlines. While traffic decreased by 80% compared to last year, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the demand for private jet flights is like a charm. Flights welcoming 4 to 7 passengers experienced only 10% decline, according to Axios.
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and some even pull their gamepin, like Jet. The company sold for $ 450 million from Jet Card - the private jet pass - in 2020. It is 50% more than usual. Even if for its CEO Andrew Collins, the company has gone from "luxury service" to "a means of transport like another".
Democratization of Jet
Track is not the only company to be worn out. Founded by Garrett Camp to whom one owes Uber, Aero promises a getaway in a spacious cabin, all in a minimum contact mode, COVID requires. Aero lifted $ 20 million in March after his first flight in February only.
wheels up is also positioned on luxury aviation since 2013. It is the equivalent of the airbnb of the sky where travelers and owners are put in touch. The planes are commendable on time. The company entered the stock market in February 2021 and was valued over $ 2 billion, more than twice its value of 2019. The company has extended its offer with targeted partnerships with hotels.
Towards a sustainable trend?
According to Kenny Dichter, the founder of Wheels Up, interviewed by CNBC, "2020 marked the beginning of a great democratization for us. (...) We have seen so many people who had never traveled by private plane to choose and join wheels up. " Difficult to know if the rush to the jets will register in the long term. If it were the case, we would attend a polarization of the air trip with the low cost on one side, the super premium on the other.
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