While the image of business aviation is often private jets going to Coachella or the South of France, Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian, the truth is private aviation is the backbone of the economy, making big and small companies more efficient and successful. 

Here are some facts about private aviation perhaps you didn’t know:

  1. 55% of companies using private aviation have less than 500 employees
  2. 74% of companies operating private jets only have one plane
  3. 42% of business aircraft are flown to towns with little or no service
  4. 25% of business aircraft pilots flew humanitarian missions in 2015
  5. 95% of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” are private jet users
  6. 80% of business airplane flights are into airports in small towns and communities
  7. Private aviation contributes to the economies of all 50 U.S. states
  8. 86% of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” are business aircraft users
  9. 98% of Business Week’s “100 Best Brands” are business aircraft users
  10. Business aircraft reach over 5,000 airports compared to 500 by commercial airlines
  11. Business aviation generates $219 billion per year in economic activity
  12. 38% of business aviation missions involve multiple destinations
  13. Two-thirds of passengers say they are more productive on a private jet than in the office
  14. Private jets make over 15,000 humanitarian flights per year
  15. Business aviation supports over 1.1 million jobs

Source: No Plain No Gain

About the Author Doug Gollan

I study and write about Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) consumers, luxury travel, the business of luxury and private aviation, particularly jet cards