Fractional activity posts strong first-half gains as Part 135 dips

Private jet flying by fractional fleet operators posted a 6.2% gain while on-demand charter and jet card flights dipped 2.2% as the market overall gained 0.3%

Flight activity for the first half of 2019 was up 0.3% compared to the same period in 2018, however, it was a varied report when it came to where the gains came from. Flight hours were up 0.7% during the same period.

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Private aviation flight activity was up 0.3% in the first half of 2019, according to Traqpak

Flying by fractional fleet operators was the star in the first half of 2019, according to an analysis of private aviation flying by Traqpak. Fractional activity reported the strongest mid-year gain, up 6.2% during the first six months of 2019. Part 91 flight activity was up 0.7%, while Part 135 flight activity, which represents on-demand charter and jet cards, was down 2.2% for the period.

JetSuite’s Chung covers Aviation for Women’s September issue

JetSuite’s president is featured on the magazine’s cover tracking her career from ramp agent to Mary Kay sales star before entering private aviation, and leadership lessons learned

“Stephanie, often the only woman and minority in the room, is the first African American president of a private aviation company in an industry in which black people remain an infinitesimal percentage of the aviation workforce.”

The September issue of Aviation for Women, the official publication of Women in Aviation International, features Dallas-based charter operator’s president on its cover with a feature story, “Just Do It: Leadership Lessons from JetSuite’s Stephanie Chung.”

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