Flying privately eliminates as many as 680 “person-to-person touch points” rather than traveling by commercial airline — potentially reducing the chances of contracting the coronavirus leading to COVID-19, according to private charter brokers.
Private aviation offers terminals with significantly fewer people in them, less idle time, no shopping areas or restaurants, no ticket agents, boarding passes, kiosk machines, baggage handlers or lines to check bags. In addition, private terminals are able to be cleaned and disinfected more thoroughly and frequently and the aircraft have fewer or no other passengers on them.
The airlines have canceled thousands of routes as a result of the pandemic, making it more difficult or impossible to reach certain destinations. The time a passenger spends on board a commercial flight could increase dramatically as new health measures are introduced by the airlines and at airports.
Read the full article in Aviation Week.