Of more than three million private flights in North America last year, the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 used by Surf Air, Nicholas Air and PlaneSense was the most popular
Turboprops rule! At least when it comes to which makes are the most popular with private flyers. According to just-released research from TRAQPak, there were 226,378 flights with the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 making it not only the most popular aircraft in its category (see below), but also the most favored airplane among Bizav users.
Seven of the 50 busiest business aviation airports are in California, however, 24 states are represented on the list
California has more top 50 airports when it comes to private jet departures than any other state with seven airports, including Van Nuys, Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County, San Jose, Oakland, Burbank and San Francisco International. Texas tied for second with six airports in the mix – Love Field, Austin, Hobby, San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Addison. Florida, also with six airports in the 50 busiest, includes Palm Beach, Opa-Locka, Ft. Lauderdale Executive, Ft. Lauderdale International, Naples, Miami International and Boca Raton. However, when it came to the busiest region, New York with 130,230 departures beat out South Florida (99,197), Los Angeles (82,565), Dallas (66,528) and Chicago (57,268), according to data provided by TRAQPak. Overall, there were 3,062,634 total departures for flights tracked in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, plus Canada.