Two-thirds of private jet travelers anticipate increase of private flights in 2020

Private Jet Card Comparisons has announced the release of survey results that found respondents were optimistic about both short- and long-term private jet travel, the company said.

The survey was conducted from March 17 to 19, 2020 among individuals who traveled an average of 111 private jet flight hours in 2019. According to the survey, given the current health and economic crisis, 33% of respondents still expect private flying to increase compared to last year, with 30% believing flight hours are likely remain flat and 37% anticipating a decrease.

Key findings from the survey include:

-77% of respondents said that reducing potential exposure to Coronavirus is the most likely reason that will influence private travel in the next six months
-Respondents reported being most likely to use private aviation private aviation to either relocate family members as needed (46%) or visit a second home (45%) within the next 90-120 days
-35% of respondents will still use private jet access for critical business trips
-36% of respondents said they have made additional trips privately because of COVID-19, although 39% have also canceled trips
-97% expect to take vacations this summer, even if plans end up changing

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