The travel and tourism industry is definitely witnessing a pickup in demand in air travel bookings and this will further increase during the time of Dussehra and Diwali holidays when families and friends would like to reunite with their loved ones during the festive season.
Also, as more flyers become mindful of the safety compromises traveling with commercial airlines entail, the demand for chartered aircrafts, which is one’s safest possible options right now, is at an all-time high. At first, the industry was skeptical that the spread of the COVID variants at the time of the second wave would lead us to miss out on the travel season for a second year as well.
However, when travel restrictions began to uplift in various popular international tourist destinations, the industry gained momentum in travel bookings especially for leisure travel and staycations as working from home made it flexible for most of the people to break away from the monotony. In an exclusive conversation with the Financial Express Online Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Founder of JetSetGo Aviation talked about the situation of the private aviation industry in India, impact of COVID-19, trends and more. Excerpt:
How would you explain the unfolding scenario of private aviation after lockdown?
Given the present disruption in flight services, charters offer a high degree of flexibility and dependability. With more flyers becoming mindful of their safety, the demand for chartered aircrafts is at an all-time high.
The increasing complexity and disruptions in flying commercial, for which there is no clarity on when or what the new normal will be, are resulting in a significant spike in demand for private aviation. The private charter business is therefore witnessing an all-time high demand.
With safety added to the list of other benefits flying private offers, such as on-board comfort, ease of booking, discretion, speed of service, timing, seamless ground transportation, etc., the industry is all set to witness a boom like never before.