Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the private jet industry has seen an increase in new flyers transitioning from commercial aviation. According to a new Robb Report article, the uptick in newcomers has been significant for many of the world’s biggest private aviation providers. Check out more details from the piece below.
Robb Report: Magellan Jets, Private Aviation See Increase in New Flyers
According to Robb Report, private jet companies saw the number of new flyers soar this past year. In particular, the publication claims that the amount of “first-time customers” was up “300 percent year over year.”
“For industries that streamlined pandemic life, made it safer, or both, 2020 did have its upsides,” the Robb Report article states. “First-time customers to private aviation, for example, swelled by 300 percent year over year, with thousands of people flying privately for personal travel for the first time—a silver lining considering corporate travel by private jet declined by 80 percent during the same period.”
Additionally, the article showcased how companies like Magellan Jets were able to attract newcomers via the launch of new products. Specifically, Robb Report highlights Magellan Jets’ new membership program, as well as mobile app.
“Magellan Jets’ new membership programs enticed many airline expats with a combination of guaranteed access and small membership fees (relative to jet cards, at least, which require large sums), with each program offering its own app.”