Respada has announced it has hosted a panel discussion with aviation insiders, on private aviation in a world with COVID-19, the company said.
Aviation experts included Kevin Diemar, CEO at Unity Jets, Doug Gollan, Forbes Contributor and Editor-in-Chief at Private Jet Card and Greg Johnson, President and CTO at Tuvoli.
Panelists highlighted that flying privately ensures COVID avoidance by fulfilling social distancing imperatives, as there are fewer than 30 touchpoints in private air travel as opposed to over 900 touchpoints in commercial aviation.
Private jet passengers avoid overcrowded queues encountered in a typical public airport terminal by arriving at a Fixed Base Operator, which is an exclusive terminal for private aircrafts.
Panelists noted that COVID-19 has caused a much smaller disruption on private aviation as compared to commercial airlines.
As the demand for private aviation services continues to grow amidst the pandemic, Respada has seen inquiries increase over 40% for private aircraft purchase listings in the months following COVID-19.
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