The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the airline industry is no secret. As the virus spread quickly, it was soon realized how much of a risk commercial flights presented. Domestic and international flights have drastically dropped in passenger volumes, down 73 percent and 90 percent respectively.
While flights are beginning to pick up, the reality is travelers are leery of the risk of commercial flights more than they have ever been. Take a look at why taking a private jet charter is an excellent option for your next business trip or quarantine getaway.
Lower Your Risk with Private Planes
At Aero Charter, we have been committed to safety since day one, and that’s especially the case today. Here are the ways in which private travel with Aero Charter can minimize your health and safety risks.
We have minimized the touchpoints that clients have to go through while traveling with us. A typical commercial flight requires you to park in a garage, make your way to the terminal, check your luggage, pass through security, and then wait at your gate before boarding a plane.
With Aero Charter, you drive up to our facility, meet in our private lounge, and then head to the aircraft to board. No waiting, no hassle, and less exposure along the way of your journey means less risk for spreading or catching viruses.
Thorough Health and Safety Procedures
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., Aero Charter was diligent about our cleaning procedures. Now, we closely follow mandates from the CDC as well as state and federal governments to ensure our facilities, private planes and staff are meeting protocol.
Employees are practicing social distancing measures and following proper hygiene practices, wearing PPP when in the vicinity of other people. Sick and at-risk employees are incentivized to stay home. For our passengers’ sakes, we have instituted additional cleaning of public areas and facilities are being sanitized at frequent intervals. Our aircraft are cleaned and sanitized before and after each flight.
Private travel presents a safer way to travel because you interact with fewer individuals during your trip. No waiting amongst hundreds of passengers in security lines and at gates. Staff members, social distancing when possible, are fewer in number as well.
And once you board the plane, you don’t have to worry about sharing your airspace with 100-600 individuals. Our fleet of private aircraft seats anywhere from 7 to 9 individuals, so even with the pilot and crew, you are limiting your exposure to those you already know — whether they are coworkers or family.
One of the great luxuries of private travel — in COVID-19 and before — is direct flights. Nearly any destination you choose to go, you can get there in just one trip. Not only is this a benefit for mere comfort and convenience — it means you have less risk of interacting with more people in more locations.
All you need to do is board, sit back and relax.