Scottsdale private jet charter conducts COVID-19 tests before flights

Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:33:13-04

Set Jet, a Scottsdale-based private jet membership company, has acquired a number of COVID-19 tests and is testing its employees on a regular basis, as well as passengers before they fly.

In early January, Set Jet CEO Tom Smith started paying close attention to the coronavirus outbreak in China and wanted to prepare for when it got to the U.S. Smith, who co-founded TASER International, told the Business Journal he started reaching out to medical manufacturers and health care providers to see if Set Jet could get tests.

“If we test every passenger beforehand, it protects everyone else on the flight,” Smith said.

Smith did no disclose how much the tests cost, but said that the deal the company struck with the manufacturer was to order “hundreds of thousands” of them.

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