Did you bring your PJs? The rise of the private-jet set

26 October 2020

Helicopters often have their own dynamic within the world of private aviation. Indeed, one might have expected the sector to benefit from people choosing to travel in their own aerial bubble. But according to Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters, which manages 34 aircraft around the world, restrictions in travel, closures of airfields that helicopters were based at, and the cancellation of events such as car and horse races hit the sector hard.

One area is bucking the trend, though. “People who are buying yachts are tending to stay onboard for longer,” says Pedersen, “and an increasing number of big yachts are fitted with helidecks.”