Worldwide Jet Has Robust December
Demand soars, even with new strain of coronavirus circling the globe
Starting this month, flight crew members will be tested every 72 hours, beginning 72 hours prior to reporting for their duty rotation, and every 72 hours while on rotation
PHOENIX (January 11, 2021) — After nearly a year of dealing with a global pandemic, and despite a new dangerous strain of coronavirus circling the globe, Worldwide Jet experienced its busiest December in more than 10 years. Flight hours for the private jet company’s premier services increased 20% from 2019 to 2020, with a mix of CEOs, celebrities, professional athletes, and groups of affluent families traveling to popular leisure destinations such as Hawaii, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Worldwide Jet President and CEO Andrew Kaufman attributes the increased demand to pandemic fatigue and a desire to travel with a luxury charter jet company that can be trusted to keep passengers and crew members safe.
“People are tired of the pandemic and bored at home. Even if the destination we fly to requires them to quarantine for two weeks, they’d rather escape and hunker down there,” Kaufman said. “We’re also seeing an influx of passengers from cold weather climates who want to escape big storms.”
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Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Worldwide Jet boasts a fleet of 12 jets, providing premier charter flights to nearly 500 destinations around the world. An industry leader in private air charter, the world-class aviation firm was on track to have one of its best years ever in 2020 until the pandemic hit.
“We began monitoring Covid-19 in January and immediately knew we had to be agile,” Kaufman said. “I’m so proud of our senior management team, many of whom have been working in our industry since the 1990s. They began implementing procedures quickly and worked to create our innovative COVIDCLEAN program, which has been so successful, it has become a safety and cleaning protocol model for others in our industry.”
Early into the pandemic, Worldwide Jet had enhanced its cleaning protocols and had thermometers on board by February. They saw what was coming and took a proactive approach, consulting with a physician, nurses, and seeking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the Food and Drug Administration.
After the rapid rise in COVID-19 in March, Worldwide Jet launched its COVIDCLEAN program in April. A comprehensive list of safety protocols appears on Worldwide Jet’s website.
Testing Flight Crew Every 72 Hours
Kaufman said his team is constantly assessing COVIDCLEAN protocols and adjusting procedures.
“This month, we will begin implementing testing every 72 hours, beginning 72 hours prior to reporting for their duty rotation, and every 72 hours while on rotation,” he said. “As the logistical hurdles of this large-scale program are addressed, we hope our increased testing protocol will be in full effect by the end of the month.”
While unprecedented in the industry, Kaufman said the strict testing measures are necessary.
“As COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, and with the development of these new and more contagious strains of the virus, it is imperative that Worldwide Jet continues to lead the way providing the safest work environment for its employees, and the safest way to travel for its clients,” Kaufman said.
The COVIDCLEAN program has become a key differentiator in the marketplace, helping Worldwide Jet build and maintain trust among its brokers and retail clients.
“The pandemic was a game-changer for us, and now that we have the COVIDCLEAN program in place, it’s here to stay,” Kaufman said. “Even after vaccines are administered, and even after it seems safe, we’ll always operate as if another pandemic is coming.”
About Worldwide Jet:
Worldwide Jet is an industry leader in private air charter. Since operations began in 2005, the global aviation firm has embraced the highest possible standards when it comes to convenience, luxury, safety and security. Clients who trust Worldwide Jet’s unparalleled service and operational excellence include world leaders, entertainers, superstar athletes, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Worldwide Jet operates under FAA Part 135 Rules and Regulations Certificate ##WWQA554N. Leading industry safety auditors, ARG/US, Wyvern, IS-BAO and Air Charter Safety Foundation have evaluated and rewarded Worldwide Jet with their highest levels of certification.
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
WORLDWIDE JET CHARTER, INC. Ranks on the 2020 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 55 Percent
NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc. is No. 4,972 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We could not be more excited to be recognized by Inc. The hard work of every member of our team continues to pay off!” – Andrew Kaufman, CEO Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc.
Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 18.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
Worldwide Jet is an industry leader in private air charter. We embrace the highest possible standards when it comes to convenience, luxury, safety and security. We are known throughout the world for our unparalleled service to our clients and our operational excellence. On a daily basis, we fly world leaders, entertainers, superstar athletes, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, just like you. Their trust is our endorsement.
Worldwide Jet operates under FAA Part 135 Rules and Regulations Certificate ##WWQA554N. Leading industry safety auditors, ARG/US, Wyvern, IS-BAO and Air Charter Safety Foundation have evaluated and rewarded Worldwide Jet with their highest levels of certification.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com
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