Coronavirus: Air Partner reports renewed interest in private flights following restrictions ease


Aviation services company Air Partner’s global private aviation team has seen more than a 210% increase in requests for future flight bookings during May compared to last May, as governments around the world begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Enquiries for private flights are for June until the end of August with individual and corporate clients seeking alternative solutions for flying to leisure destinations or traveling for essential business matters.

David McCown, president of Air Partner US said, “We’re dedicated to delivering a memorable and safe private aviation experience for our clients. With the world facing unprecedented challenges today, we know our clients truly appreciate the added levels of assurance and operational excellence we’re able to provide for their flights,”

“We expect that as the travel industry rebounds, private aviation will be extremely busy, including an influx of those who have never flown privately before due to the enhanced safeguarding measures in place. As that time comes, travelers can rest assured that they’re in safe and experienced hands with Air Partner.”

Air Partner said it demonstrated its experience at managing new stringent health protocols and logistical challenges on a private flight for a corporation that needed to transport employees for a ship crew rotation near Italy.

As part of its new “Air Partner Protect” program, a paramedic was made available on-site prior to take-off to conduct health screenings with a scanned temperature reading for crew and passengers. The passengers were also socially distanced on board with spaced seating arrangements.

In addition, Air Partner’s charter specialists coordinated between the origin airport, which was closed due to travel restrictions, to open specifically for the flight, and then also made arrangements for the passengers to bypass the arrival airport terminal and proceed directly to their vessel.

For further information on how Air Partner is supporting its clients through COVID-19, please go here.


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