Elevate Innovation, a Canadian private air charter broker, has announced an increase in demand for private flights since the COVID-19 outbreak reached Canada, the company said.
The company said both inquiries and private flights have spiked over the past several weeks with a notable increase over the past few days.
In response to the current pandemic, government health officials have recommended that individuals across North America avoid commercial air travel and request that all travelers self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return home. In some cases, travel remains necessary.
Private aviation is one of the few methods of transportation long associated with social distancing and strict health standards. When customers book a private charter, they bypass terminal buildings and lines. Their aircraft arrives and departs from private facilities and in many cases, customers can drive right up to the plane.
When chartering internationally, customs formalities are often performed right on board the aircraft. There are no lines, no crowds, and no public lounges. Individuals can travel safely and securely without interacting in a public space and while benefiting from exceptional cleaning and sanitization practices. This is particularly important to individuals who are immunocompromised or of advanced age.
ELEVATE Innovation is an ARGUS Registered private air charter provider that offers timely solutions to the growing commercial air travel challenges being faced at the present time.