With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic irrevocably changing what it means – and looks like – to fly commercial, incentives for choosing private jet travel have never been higher. And respected Carlsbad-based charter operator and aircraft management company, Schubach Aviation, has been perfectly poised to meet this growing demand. Based at McClellan-Palomar Airport, Schubach has been a Southern California “jet-setter” go-to for almost thirty years – it’s fleet of 12 charter aircraft regularly whisking passengers away to destinations like Palm Springs, West Palm Beach, Paris, and London
President and CEO Kimberly Herrell, who acquired the company from founder Henry Schubach just six weeks before Covid-19 hit, shared that while there has been an increase of first-time private flyer inquiries, the pandemic really put relationships with long-term clients in perspective.
Schubach President & CEO Kimberly Herrell shot by Monica Hoover
“We initially saw about a 70 percent decline in operations in April, and although we operated some flights, it was pretty quiet. As soon as hotels started opening back up, we saw a jump in demand, which has subtly increased. We’re now pretty much flying the fleet at full…