The Safety of Private Air Charter Travel during COVID-19

Despite travel restrictions and COVID protocols, the private jet industry is doing remarkably well.

Private charter flights offer easy social distancing, impeccable safety requirements and of course a level of independence that is of great benefit during these times.

From pre-flight to disembarking, safety continues to be the charter industry’s top priority. As you consider your next flight strategy, keep in mind the ease and exceptional safety implementations of private air charters or even jet ownership. Now may be the time to see flying as not just a luxury and convenience but as a means to a safer travel experience.

Here’s what you can expect on private air charter travel:

A Safer Alternative to Commercial Flying

Statistics show that private air travel is currently deemed far safer than commercial air travel. If you consider the amount of in-person interactions alone, you can see why. GlobeAir, a European private jet operator, states that there are approximately 270 possible human interactions that could expose someone to COVID-19 during a commercial flight experience as opposed to 20 when using a private jet.

Private jet terminals are small, safe and do not have commercial TSA security checkpoints. If you have the option of avoiding large commercial airports in favor of a private air charter, you will significantly lower your touchpoints and the amount of people you come in contact with. In many instances Mayo Aviation can provide ground transportation at departure and destination allowing for plane side services.

An Immaculately Clean Aircraft

These days it is standard for any private jet charter flight to follow the current health and safety guidelines established by the CDC. All interior surfaces are cleaned and disinfected preflight and post-flight ensuring you an environment free of viruses and bacteria and offering a peace of mind.

Although the products used vary from company to company, typically the disinfectants are EPA approved and effective in killing the COVID-19 virus. High touch surfaces are wiped down with hospital grade cleaners, and electrostatic sprays may even be used. Rest assured, the meticulous cleaning that was ever-present with private air charters is intensified during these pandemic times.

Mayo Aviation has increased aircraft cleanings and partnered with AvidJet to treat all aircraft with an advanced disinfecting process with a ULV Aircraft Fogging cleaning. Both Shockwave and Benefect Decon 30 Disinfectant are approved and proven cleaning solutions by the CDC to kill COVID-19 virus.

A Healthy Cabin Environment

Currently, the idea of being in an enclosed space might cause some concern, however the air quality of cabins is actually very good. Outside air replaces cabin air every 2-4 minutes and is constantly being filtered and circulated.

Although you can’t really hope for a better air filtration system, it is important to play by the roles and wear a mask while on board. All crew members will also be wearing masks at all times to assure the safest travel experience for all.

Passenger and Crew Member Safeguards

The most significant step in creating safe air travel is preventing the virus from boarding the plane from the start, and dedication from both crew members and passengers is fundamental to supporting a healthy environment.

The safety protocols laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are followed by any private air charter company. They are as follows:

  • Don’t travel if you aren’t feeling well.
  • Don’t travel if you’ve been exposed to someone with Covid-19 or who is awaiting test results.
  • Check your temperature before flying and stay home if you have a fever.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands regularly and don’t touch your face.
  • Be vigilant about wearing a mask when you are out.

We are all aware of these best practices. Crew member safeguards are taken very seriously, and it is imperative that passengers contribute their part by following the same safety requirements.

An Ideal Time for Private Air Charters

With travel restrictions in place limiting experiences beyond our borders, now is an ideal time to look for adventures and getaways in your own country. The Rocky Mountains are a bastion of beauty and unrivaled outdoor opportunity.

Mayo Aviation, a leader in private air charter aviation for the Rocky Mountain corridor, provides outstanding services for your travel needs. With over 40 years of experience in the charter industry, you can trust that we can safely take you to your destination.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, as always, Mayo Aviation is committed to your safety. Fully operational and available, please contact us with any questions you might have about your flight or jet availability.