Robb Report has featured Magellan Jets President and co-founder Anthony Tivnan in an article delving into private aviation’s “new normal” of high demand and frustrating delays and downgrades. The piece explains the widespread issues currently facing the market, and highlights both the record demand Magellan has experienced and the private aviation provider’s efforts to help guests minimize the frustrations of flying during what is shaping up to be the busiest period in market history.
Here’s an excerpt from the article, describing what Tivnan describes as a “perfect storm” of high demand and supply chain issues across the private aviation market:
A shortage of pre-owned aircraft and higher fleet-utilization rates meaning fewer replacement jets, while maintenance delays take airplanes out of service longer. Air-traffic control delays and parts, fuel and labor shortages are also exacerbating the situation.
“Passengers are also scheduling flights in a much shorter window,” adds Tivnan, who doesn’t foresee much changing through the end of the year. “Every weekend last summer was comparable to peak periods like Christmas and July Fourth. We’re forecasting record traffic for November, December and January.”
The article continues on to describe the ways Magellan Jets has helped customers minimize delays and disruptions by booking early, scheduling their flights around high-volume periods, and avoiding Thursday through Sunday flights.
As Magellan navigates the pandemic alongside its on-demand charter, private jet membership, and jet card owner guests, the private aviation solutions provider remains dedicated to keeping private fliers informed about current market conditions and the steps they can take to ensure a seamless and worry-free flight experience.