A global pandemic over the COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). And for sure there are a lot of questions about coronavirus coming from clients and private jet members. So, here is a list of FAQs and answers around coronavirus situation, information about steps that are taken to ensure the safety and health of the passenger that is flying with private aviation.
To fly with commercial aircraft, have a few risks. Such as, you are contacting more people in the aircraft and in the airport. You have less control of the hygiene and cleanliness of the airplane. Use of private aviation strongly decreases the chances to catch a virus, because of usage FBO (fixed based operators) and private terminals, so the number of people you are contacting is very low. Also, the private jets are used by not more than 14 passengers on a flight and usually, these are the people you know. Chartering a private jet gives the client more control about their surrounding environments, such as in-cabin humidity and some more factors can be set for preventing illness.
The passengers with serious health conditions and the older adults that belong to the risk group of complications from COVID-19 definitely should consider using private charter flights for traveling. Flying on a commercial aircraft increases the possibility of exposure because of the number of passengers in the aircraft and public terminals in the airport. Instead, flying by the private jet decrease significantly the number of people you interact with and gives you an opportunity to control onboard conditions. The individuals that belong to the at-risk group should consider alternative private aviation services.
As known for the moment the travel restrictions are already taking place in Iran and China, in U.S. (all flights from Europe to the U.S. are suspended, except flights from the U.K.) for the period of 30 days from the March 13. In case your destination is in the suspending list, consider our Private Aviation Experts, who can provide other travel solutions and alternative routes to meet your needs.
Lately, we have noticed a significant rase on a private jet demand. Following the COVID -19 situation all over the world, the requests for private traveling will be rising continuously. Our Private Aviation Experts are recommending to take care of your next trip as soon as possible in order to secure preferred aircraft and all the preparation to meet your needs.
To ensure health and safety in a private aviation area at these times our experts doing the best to provide our customers with additional protection during their trip. We actively communicating with all our operators to ensure the highest standards of safety are followed. All the operators we work with are expected to follow enhanced protocols as issued by the safety task force.
FAQ ABOUT BUSINESS AVIATION
Businesses and business individuals who need to travel during this period are advised to consider private flying options. As was told, the FBOs, private terminals and private aircrafts minimizing the risks of infection instead of flying commercial. At times like this, private aviation is a helpful tool for businesses and business individuals providing comfortable, private and safe travel to the customers.
As outlined by the safety task force, there are should be precautions for in-person meetings. Our Private Aviation experts are available 24/7 to discuss and to help meet all the needs of your company.
GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
The coronavirus belongs to the virus family that ranges from the common cold symptoms to more heavy illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus officially named COVID-19 that’s been spreading in the world since December 2019 is a new strain that previously hasn’t been identified in humans. It was first discovered in the city of Wuhan in China. By now over 100 countries have the victims of coronavirus. The CDS states that the virus spreads from person-to-person contact in a radius of about 2 meters. COVID-19 is spreading by respiratory droplets (sneezes and cough) of the infected individual.
According to the CDC, coronavirus symptoms emerge in 2-14 days after contact with the infected person. Mainly is cough, high fever and breath shortness. In any case, not all affected individuals are showing the symptoms. The course of the disease range from mild to heavy illnesses and can be even fatal for the human.
The researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that the incubation period of coronavirus takes on average 5.1 days. This research guided to the recommended 14 days of the quarantine period for individuals.
The individuals with a serious chronic medical condition as diabetes, lung and heart diseases and older adults belong to the at-risk group. The studies of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. tells that people ages 60 and older were more than 80% of the deaths in China. The individuals that belong to the at-risk group should take extra precautions to avoid the affection of coronavirus.
The CDC organization says that there is “any received reports about pets or any other animals got infected by the new COVID-19”. Also, there is any evidence that animals can carry or spread coronavirus. In any case, it is still recommended to wash your hands after contact your pets, because they can spread other types of diseases.
There are several recommendations from the Disease Control and Prevention Center (CDC):
There is no need to wear a face mask if you are not sick. But in case you have any of the symptoms of the disease, you should wear a mask to avoid spreading the virus. If you think that you are affected and you do not have a mask, cover your face when you cough and sneeze.