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Demand for private jets soars as rich travellers try to avoid 'mosh pit'

Private jet providers are experiencing “unprecedented demand” from wealthy customers seeking to avoid the “mosh pit” of commercial flights on autumn getaways as coronavirus travel restrictions ease.

Flexjet, which offers shared ownership in its fleet of private jets in Europe, said it operated 53% more flights in September than the previous month, bucking the usual seasonal trends.

“We are currently experiencing exceptionally strong demand, with the appetite for personal travel not yet sated after a later start to summer due to restrictions, and now business flying is also taking off alongside.”

His consultancy, Brian Foley Associates, has predicted that about 700 new private jets will be delivered in 2021 – roughly the same as previous years. However, he said a “meaningful ramp-up will begin in 2022 and continue unabated for several years, easily surpassing the 900-unit level for the first time since 2007”.


I always get a laugh when a rich celebrity uses a private jet to visit a Global Warming conference. It happens so often I just can't understand the tone deafness of it.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:13 AM (4 replies)

Turkey: 'Missing' man joins search party looking for himself

Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends on Tuesday when he wandered into a forest in Bursa province.

When he failed to return, his wife and friends alerted local authorities and a search party was sent out.

Mr Mutlu, 50, then stumbled across the search party and decided to join them, NTV reported.

But when members of the search party began calling out his name, he replied: "I am here."

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:48 AM (6 replies)
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