The private aviation industry is experiencing aircraft shortages due to increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan on traveling around peak travel dates, such as holidays and special events, always consider there will be an increase in demand. It’s particularly important, during these dates, to book as far in advance as possible to secure the best-equipped aircraft at the best price. Simply put, it is never too early to book your private aircraft.
Booking 1 to 3 months in advance is ideal. Generally, the earlier you book, you’re likely to get the best price and value for the money. The closer you book to the departure date, options begin to decrease and prices begin to rise. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding options the week of departure was usual. However, with the private aviation demand reaching record highs, finding aircraft availability within the same week as departure is now rare. We are noticing an increase in average booking lead time going from 5 days in advance to an average of 5 weeks in advance.
Last-minute travel needs arise from time to time without the luxury of time to plan ahead. The good news is that flying on short notice can still sometimes be possible, however, aircraft options may be limited and pricing may not be ideal. If you need to fly urgently, call us +1 (305) 917-1600 and a Private Aviation Advisor will contact you once we have found the best quotes for your flight. If you’ve been considering private jet travel for the remainder of the year, now is a great time to get started on your bookings with Privé Jets to ensure better pricing and more options to choose from.aircraft when you are not using it to significantly lower ownership costs. With a possible 100% depreciation opportunity in the first year of ownership, owning an aircraft has never been more of a necessity than a luxury.