This upcoming holiday season will be busy. If the past summer travel was any indication of what’s in line for the final weeks of 2022, planning ahead to secure availability will be paramount. Private jet demand should remain strong and therefore it’s advisable to charter sooner than later to allow private charter companies accommodate to every passenger’s needs.
When traveling private, passengers will prevent massively crowded international terminals, as the ones we saw in the mainstream media globally, due to commercial airline’s inefficiencies and airport staff shortage, with ground-handling and security hit hardest. Private jets can either depart from lounges (FBOs) that are separate from the common terminals, or from smaller regional or domestic airports without the usual air traffic.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and usually there is not a clear-cut route for private jet providers to anticipate demand, as passengers travel to every corner in the U.S. to reunite with their families. Not the same can be said with Christmas or New Year’s Eve, where for private jet companies like Welojets, located in South Florida, there is an increase in flights between Miami and New York.
“We know that during December we will have an influx of bookings between South Florida and the Big Apple, mainly from Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport to Teterboro Airport”, says Martin Baldoma Jones, CEO of Welojets. He adds, “This allows us to anticipate and plan the demand to accommodate our passengers’ travel requirements, while also serving other winter destinations during the holiday season.”
International private jet flights
International travel demand is also expected to spike considering the loosening of worldwide health and safety restrictions surrounding Covid. While last year’s demand during holidays was more domestic, Welojets, also with offices in Madrid, is seeing how larger aircraft are being chartered for transatlantic flights to London and Paris from across the pond.
“There’s nothing like New Year in Paris. We have registered an increase in bookings for transatlantic flights in late December compared to last year, for passengers wanting to experience Christmas and New Year in Europe. Availability is less of an issue in contrast with U.S. domestic travel during Thanksgiving, although we always advice to book ahead of time to secure the desired itinerary and aircraft”, states Baldoma Jones.
With the rise in first-time private jet flyers during the past year, those wanting to experience flying on a private charter during the end of 2022 should start booking their flights soon. Private jet companies will always go above and beyond to accommodate even the most extravagant requests, yet sometimes arranging a flight with only days in advance might be a challenge. Plan accordingly and welcome a new year in style!
WELOJETS is a global air mobility company, with offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, and Madrid. We have a great team, focused on offering the best charter flights anywhere in the world including private jets, cargo, airliners, helicopters, and medical flights. We work with competitive pricing and maximum safety standards and provide a tailor-made concierge experience to each one of our customers.