Private charter during the Coronavirus outbreak
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a significant rise in demand for short notice on-demand private jet charter, relating to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Enquiries are ranging from for group evacuations and repatriations from affected areas, to corporates and private individuals looking to book a private charter flight. Some following an airline cancellation, others to avoid moving through large crowds at airports and airliner cabins, which obviously involve increased levels of exposure.
Along with the whole travel industry, at PrivateFly we are taking this situation extremely seriously. The logistics of flying in or out of affected regions is complex and challenging and in some regions, the availability of aircraft and crews is making it more difficult than usual to arrange flights.
Our Safety Officers in Europe and the US are working closely with our teams and our operator suppliers, so that we can continue to keep clients moving as much as we possibly can – while taking every possible precaution to protect the safety and health of both passengers and crews.
It’s a fluid situation and operational protocols are changing daily. We are continuously monitoring the situation of the Coronavirus and current advice from governments, health and aviation authorities. For the latest official updates and advice on please see the World Health Organisation website.