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- Half of the current private aviation users said they had started or re-started private flying due to COVID-19.
- 54% users said they use private aviation for personal/vacation travel only.
- New users are more likely to be using private aviation strictly for personal/vacation travel (64%).
A just-released survey shows the demand surge for private aviation will continue for the foreseeable future.
Some 69% of current private aviation users expect to fly more post-COVID than before the pandemic, with 28% saying they expect to fly privately at similar levels. Only 3% said they would be making fewer private flights in a post-COVID world.
|Expected Use of Private Aviation Post-COVID|
|Use Private Aviation more post-COVID than prior to COVID||69%|
|Use Private Aviation same as prior to COVID||28%|
|Use Private Aviation less post-COVID than prior to COVID||3%|
Half of the current private aviation users said they had started or re-started private flying due to COVID-19, and 100% of these new private flyers say they plan to continue after the pandemic. More than half (53%) said they would fly privately regularly even after the pandemic, a 29% increase from 41% who said they would continue private flights regularly in a January survey.
The survey also revealed a strong pipeline of potential new private jet customers. Of the over 225 respondents, 90% are currently privately flyers, and 9% said they are now considering private aviation.
In terms of types of travel, 54% said they use private aviation for personal/vacation travel only, 43% use it for a combination of personal/vacation flights and business needs, and 3% said they use private flights exclusively for business.