Amidst Covid, Journey Grows Charter Biz

 - May 3, 2021, 12:26 PM
This Gulfstream GIV-SP was one of seven business jets that was added to its fleet in the 12 months since March 2020. (Photo: Journey Aviation)

South Florida-based charter operator Journey Aviation recently reported a 35 percent increase in business and the addition of seven business jets to its fleet since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. The addition of two Gulfstream Vs, two GIV-SPs, Bombardier Challenger 300, Dassault Falcon 2000, and Hawker 800XP brings its mostly Gulfstream fleet to 20 jets while adding its first super-midsize and midsize jets.

“We are humbled and grateful for our company's growth and success given the climate of our industry and this worldwide pandemic,” said Fabian Bello, CEO of the Boca Raton-based private lift provider. “The spike in fleet growth and category diversification will allow us the opportunity to continue to support our clients' individual flight needs both domestically and internationally.”

Bello noted the company’s growth came even with most of its operations teams working remotely since March 2020. “We have not only been able to effectively manage the day-to-day operations, but also increase business from all facets,” he added.