By Stephen Myers
Executive Vice President, Elite Jets
Traveling around the holidays is stressful.
Busy airports. Packed planes. Delayed flights. And it’s the start of cold and flu season.
Going to see your family shouldn’t be such a hassle.
This year, industry experts are forecasting lower holiday travel numbers because of COVID-19. However, you still can enjoy grandma’s Thanksgiving turkey or watch your nieces and nephews unwrap Christmas gifts.
Charter companies, including Elite Jets in Naples, are experiencing unprecedented growth as business and leisure travelers forgo their elite status with commercial airlines to charter a private jet. The glamour of flying first class isn’t as appealing as a generation ago – enjoying a hot towel and cold beverage in flight don’t make up for the fact that you still have to endure long lines at security, lug your carry-on through the terminal, squeeze into a plane with 150 or more strangers and possibly have to make connecting flights.
A primary reason that travelers are booking private charters this holiday season is because of safety. Although commercial airlines adopted enhanced cleaning measures, groundcrews often have less than an hour turnaround time between flights. By comparison, Elite Jets uses EPA-approved disinfectants to clean arm rests, tray tables, seatbelts, window shades and lavatories after each flight. All aircraft undergo a regular fogging disinfection process that kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens. Magazines and brochures are for one-time use only. Private jets discharge cabin air into the atmosphere while capturing and treating fresh air, rather than recycling and treating cabin air like commercial planes.
Additional reasons to charter a jet this holiday season include:
Elite Jets serves destinations across the U.S. and abroad with a fleet that includes four Phenom 300 jets, one Legacy 500 jet and a Bell 407 helicopter. For reservations, please call 239-900-9000.
This article was featured in North Naples News and Old Naples News.