COVID-19 Resource Hub

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we are following developments closely. On this page you will find the latest information and resources on the current state of the pandemic and its effect on the global air charter community.

Member stories

28 Sep 2022

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Mike Prachar – How Paynode is proving to be the perfect payment partner for this fast-growing operator

Volato is a private jet operator on the up and up. We sat down with Chief Operating Officer, Mike Prachar, to talk about how Paynode is helping make life easier for his team, how he’s looking forward to the Paynode customer base growing, and the charter-specific features that add real value to his business.

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16 Sep 2022

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Chris Kuiper – Removing the barriers to private jet travel

Chris Kuiper is founder and CEO of the Catch-a-Jet app, and he’s on a mission to remove the exclusivity around private jet travel in a way that benefits operators and customers. Chris shares with us the importance of always putting the end user first, and how integrating the Avinode Empty Leg API has helped him create a solution to the empty leg challenge that the industry has long faced.

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09 Aug 2022

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Becky Bakeman - How Paynode helps keep things simple for this complex business.

Life is busy for Becky Bakeman. As President of RAI Jets, she oversees a business that specialises in many aspects of private jet charter and aviation. With so many strings to their bow, having a smooth payment process in place is essential. Here, Becky tells us how Paynode simplifies the way she sends and receives payments, the pain of managing payments in the past, and why she thinks more companies should get onboard.

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04 Jul 2022

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Ronny Dominguez – How Paynode is the perfect payment partner for this fast growing brokerage.

With his finance background, Ronny Dominguez – CEO and founder of Moonlight Jet – knows all about what makes a great payment solution. Here, he explains how there’s nothing else quite like Paynode on the market, how he thinks the product can benefits businesses of all sizes, and what life was like before becoming a Paynode user.

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Latest demand updates

02 Nov 2021

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How Avinode can help during supply & demand challenges

The surge in supply and demand challenges across various industries has been a global issue since the pandemic began and the business aviation industry has been one of the many affected. Avinode Group has seen a 125% increase in charter demands on the platform compared to before the pandemic.

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27 Jul 2021

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High demand and low supply = higher rates

Private charter is booming in Western markets as vaccine coverage increases and restrictions reduce. In this article I will delve into global pricing and demand patterns for the rest of the summer and early autumn, with particular focus on the USA and Europe.

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29 Jun 2021

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The US state of play

It’s fair to say that the aviation industry has been turned on its head over the past 18 months. As we start to see signs of recovery, we wanted to understand how things are in the sector. To do this, we caught up with our US colleagues on the ground and asked them to share their thoughts and experiences of how the market is responding, and what that means for their customers. Here’s how they see the current state of play.

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27 May 2021

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The demand trends of summer

With rapid vaccine rollouts and loosening restrictions in some of private aviation’s core markets, charter demand is returning as we head into summer. Elsewhere, lockdowns remain in place and leisure demand is some way off. In this article, I will look at global demand and pricing patterns, with particular focus on the USA and Europe.

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Useful links and resources

Useful links and shortcuts to websites that help you navigate the situation.

New: Schedaero FAQ – Handling the COVID-19 situation

We know that many operators are now struggling to cope with a very difficult situation. On our Academy page you can learn more about what actions you can take in order to be better prepared.

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To help our members better cope with this unusual situation we have defined these FAQ articles.

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Actions taken by Avinode Group

In the tracks of COVID-19, we are trying our best to support you in coping with a very unusual situation. 

Follow the link to see what actions Avinode Group is taking to support its members during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For charter operators

Many operator members are now struggling to handle a large amount of incoming requests for charter. 

In this article you can find questions and answers on what you can do to improve the quality of incoming requests.

For charter brokers

Right now there is an enormous amount of requests for charter going through Avinode. 

Navigate to Avinode Academy to find questions and answers regarding what you as a broker can do to get better quality responses.

Event updates

As the coronavirus outbreak continues its global spread, many of the events we are attending have been cancelled or postponed. You can find more information on what events are affected on our event page.

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