Hong Kong-headquartered private flight broker CapaJet has announced a key milestone of 100,000 repatriations.
Since it launched repatriations in April 2020, demand has been on the rise; it took only a year for CapaJet to hit its current repatriation numbers. The achievement has coincided with the company's donation of three million masks to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Beneficiaries include affected victims of recent floods in Sumba, east of Indonesia, and citizens of Papua New Guinea. CapaJet strives to play an essential role in the pandemic and intends to donate masks to more countries, as well as partner charities such as HOPE worldwide Indonesia to further its ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts.
During the pandemic, CapaJet worked closely with diplomatic missions and government institutions to repatriate stranded travellers from India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia. While travel restrictions persist, the progressive formation of travel bubbles between countries has led to an increase in demand for charter flights, with private jet charters filling the gaps before scheduled flights resume.
To meet the growing demand for repatriations, CapaJet has launched more flights and repatriation routes, which has resulted in increased passenger bookings and traffic. This has allowed CapaJet to offer competitive prices for the majority of its routes, with flight fares lower than some of the airlines in the market by nearly 30 to 35 per cent. As such, CapaJet has witnessed a monthly average of eight per cent increase in repatriation passenger bookings since May 2020.
“We have soared above the aviation sector gloom with the successful expansion of our business and outreach to a wider pool of passengers," says operations and sales manager Cheston Hong. “Unlike most airlines that operate on fluctuating ticket prices, we work with a fixed pricing system that allows passengers to make advance bookings based on the best rates available. Coupled with our unique repatriation routes and tailor made flight services that set us miles apart from other companies, CapaJet continues to be a leading carrier for charter flights and repatriations in the region. We hope to continue to do well as the travel industry slowly reopens."
In response to its recent performance, CapaJet plans to increase passenger capacity by 50 per cent in the next 12 months. The carrier will also launch a revamped flight booking website that caters specifically to repatriation passengers. The website will consolidate all CapaJet repatriation flight schedules for convenient access, and feature a seamless and secure payment gateway. CapaJet intends to launch the new website later this month.