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Private Air Travel Surges For More Luxurious Causes Despite An Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic

These business-aviation companies have forged partnerships with international resorts, yacht charter firms and other global travel providers, in an effort to provide exclusive, intra-regional travel.

Nov 03, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

The purpose of chartered flights have varied throughout the pandemic. With majority of individuals seeking the safest route home, most flights now cater to repatriation efforts, rather than business or travel. Beyond the essential offerings of a commercial airline, the choices of private-jet travel have seen an equal surge in demand. Growing in popularity for more luxurious causes, these business-aviation companies have begun forging partnerships with international resorts, yacht charter firms and other global travel providers, in an effort to provide exclusive, intra-regional travel.

Establishing day trips from New York to Blantyre, Malawi’s centre of finance and commerce, Tradewind Aviation and Embark Beyond are offering accommodation at a Tudor-style country house in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires, with a flight to Pittsfield, and one-day access to a BMWx7, perfect for exploring the fall foliage. Topped by a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud at Blantyre, both organisations offer a variety of similar day trips to the Berkshires Miraval spa and resort, the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania; a Charlottesville, Virginia winery, and a three Michelin star Inn at Little Washington.

The Ocean Club, Four Seasons resort on Paradise Island

In another partnership with the recently reopened Eden Rock hotel in St. Barths, Tradewind Aviation has agreed to offer “door-to-door” experiences in three of the resort’s villas, alongside the possibility of providing a rented Land Rover Defender throughout the duration of each stay. Following along the same vein, NetJets and the Four Seasons resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas dubbed The Ocean Club, is expected to unveil a series of enticing Thanksgiving and Christmas travel packages, offering each guest a stay at the resort’s multiple three- to four-bedroom villas.

JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa

Other experiences include spending time on a 13,000 acre remote luxury ranch in Texas. Offered solely by one of the area’s most unique and intimate properties in America – JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa is characterised by a multitude of in-and-outdoor adventures such as, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, and expert culinary classes. Showcasing its very own private airport, the resort facilitates seamless and direct access, eliminating the hassle of an additional road trip.

Destination Image from VistaJet

Going further, global business aviation company VistaJet has recently announced the commencement of ‘Private World’, which is a global program for private travel intended to provide enhanced privacy and safety to all members. The program which includes a multitude of preferred partners, hotels, residences, private islands, yachts and ski destinations around the world, promises a portfolio of the world’s finest accommodations with exceptional service and expedited check-in services.

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