With demand on the rise in Cyprus and abroad for private jet travel, Zela is offering individual private jet flights to popular destinations.
You can fly to Nice and back, or to Elounda in Crete, Paros, Athens, Patmos, Mykonos, or Santorini. The company is based in Limassol.
Demand in Cyprus and abroad for private jet travel has increased exponentially since the pandemic, as health and safety measures can be carefully controlled in private aviation.
But, in addition to health concerns, a more tailored flying experience is also part of the company’s vision.
“Exclusivity is essential to our approach, as we seek to offer efficient and reliable responses to specific needs at competitive pricing and based on a range of aircraft,” Zela Jet chairman Andreas Christodoulides.
Zela Jet is a subsidiary of Zela Aviation, with the latter being a brokerage firm offering services ranging from specialist aircraft chartering to aircraft remarketing to Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) leasing.
According to analysis from broker company Colibri Aircraft, sales of second hand private jets jumped ten per cent in 2020 from the previous year.
“The sale of preowned private aircraft has held up well because the benefits of flying privately have been clearly illustrated during the coronavirus crisis,” said Colibri Aircraft managing director Oliver Stone.
“As the commercial aviation sector has been decimated, business aviation has held up relatively well, and it has welcomed many new people who have never flown privately before,” Stone added.
“Behaviours are changing. The buyers are no longer asking the questions that they would have normally asked about the aircraft in terms of performance,” Mike Amalfitano, chief executive of Embraer SA’s executive jets division, during an online session with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Embraer is a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that creates aircraft for a number of distinct applications, including private use.
“They’re focused on how clean it [the private jet] is. They’re focused on the air quality,” Amalfitano added.
For Zela Jet, which offers private jet leasing for individuals and groups as well as charter flights, the demand for travel without depending on commercial aviation has offered a great opportunity.
“Acknowledging the challenges faced by the discerning traveler, with the suspension of many scheduled air services, the hygiene protocols imposed by different authorities and government bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zela Aviation saw the opportunity to expand its activities into the private travel sector through the creation of a separate brand that focuses on developing a bespoke private travel brokerage utilizing private jets, private aircraft and helicopters,” the company has stated.