Part 91 flying saw a 4.1% increase, followed by a 1.3% gain for Part 135 (jet cards and on-demand charter) and 0.6% for fractional ownership programs
ARGUS International’s TRAQPak monthly report showed a 2.6% year over year gain in terms of flight activity powered by an 11.8% increase in Part 134 large jet flights. Part 135 represents flying through jet card programs and on-demand charter. In terms of fractional ownership, Midsize jets saw a 7.9% boost, however large jet flights dropped by 19.9%. TRAQPak didn’t provide any commentary for what drove the numbers.
April 2018 vs. April 2017
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Overall, private aviation continued its long and slow climb back from the depths of the Great Recession nearly a decade ago. April marked the fourth time in five years that there was positive growth reaching over 255,000 flights.