When travel plans are booked and special events proceed despite public health concerns, those who can fly private, will — families included. With commercial airlines scaling back routes and everyone trying to avoid high-populace locales like airports, the private jet industry soars above the rest.
One such charter company seeing an influx, FlyBLACK is a New York-based flight service, welcoming a broader range of passengers than ever before. Clients, both new and reoccurring, are changing travel plans to fly private in an attempt to avoid contracting any illnesses.
“We’ve seen a noticeable spike in demand as the impacts of the coronavirus grow,” said Sami Belbase, co-founder & CEO, FlyBLACK. “It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen, and we’re working hard to accommodate the needs of travelers, many who are new to the charter jet market.”
With more than 3,000 aircraft in service, guests can fly on demand worldwide, or hop on verified empty legs. Clients can also take advantage of special deals for a fraction of the original price.
“FlyBLACK is poised to rise to the challenge of helping clients secure the flights they need, in spite of a global travel crisis,” said Suman Desai. “Private charter gives clients and their families the opportunity to still travel while decreasing the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus.”
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