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Taking flight: How private jets are picking up where commercial airlines were left grounded

Demand for private jet travel has picked up where commercial airlines were left grounded

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TAKING FLIGHT: Demand for private jet travel has picked up where commercial airlines were left grounded.

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TAKING FLIGHT: Demand for private jet travel has picked up where commercial airlines were left grounded.

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Executive Jets Asia, which does predominantly medical charters, has also been receiving enquiries of late from prospective customers exploring their options – including a query relating to a flight to nowhere.

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When the pandemic first erupted, Singapore Air Charter saw charter requests plummet by 60 per cent, but says demand later picked up to back near pre-Covid levels.

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OJets' fleet of Bombardier long-range business aircraft include three Global 6000s (above), a Global 5000 and a Challenger 650.

TO SAY 2020 has been a turbulent year for aviation is putting it mildly. But while business and leisure travel dropped off a cliff early in the year, it soon emerged that there was urgent demand from a "need-to-fly" segment – repatriation flights and essential movements. These were needs that...

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