Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties

COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Unusual or Infrequent Items, or Both [Abstract]  
COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties
COVID-19, which was declared a global health pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, drove the implementation of significant government-imposed measures to prevent or reduce its spread, including travel restrictions, “shelter in place” orders, and business closures. At the onset of the pandemic, we experienced a substantial decline in the demand for our Short Distance product line due to travel restrictions that significantly reduced the number of commercial airline passengers and office closures that required many people to work from home, lowering commuter demand. However, we continued to see increasing demand for our MediMobility Organ Transport and Jet and Other services throughout the pandemic.
As a result of the decline in Short Distance demand, we paused our New York airport service from March 2020 through June 2021. Additionally, we implemented new measures to focus on the personal safety of our air and ground passengers during the pandemic, which did not materially increase our costs, and significantly reduced the number of Short Distance flights we offered in the typically high-demand summer season during 2020.
We began to see a recovery in Short Distance demand in Summer 2021 that continued throughout 2022. However, future adverse developments related to the pandemic, such as the emergence of new viral strains that are not responsive to a vaccine, a sustained or increased reduction in business travel in favor of virtual meetings, or a decrease in demand for air travel from the public, could slow the recovery of our Short Distance products and postpone our ability to launch planned route expansions.