NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

PrivateFly launches Directional Aviation into Europe’s jet card market

PrivateFly Jet Card

A week after the parent of Flexjet and Sentient Jet debuted a new U.S. on-demand charter brand, PrivateFly is bringing the company’s first fixed-rate, guaranteed availability private jet membership to Europe

Buoyed by requests from ad hoc charter customers and newcomers to private aviation, PrivateFly is launching a fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card.

For parent Directional Aviation, it now joins NetJets, Vista Global’s VistaJet and XO, Air Partner, and Air Charter Service with fixed-rate card programs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Air Partner expects July profits as it plans to return to a normalized reporting schedule

Air Partner

The diversified private jet broker and aviation services company had been providing monthly updates since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

U.K.-based private jet charter and jet card broker Air Partner will return to a normalized reporting schedule following its annual meeting, scheduled to be held later today.

Since the start of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the group has been providing monthly updates on its varied businesses.

Air Partner provides an update on finances

Air Partner

The U.K.-based company sells on-demand charter and jet cards in the U.S. and Europe

Publicly traded Air Partner, which sells on-demand charters and jet cards in Europe and the U.S., has provided another update on its business.

It turns out, the strong results are continuing.

Air Partner says the company was “well ahead” of budget in May

Air Partner

In its fourth COVID-19 Coronavirus update, the publicly traded private jet charter and jet card broker said strong cargo and corporate shuttle business is putting it ahead of targets

Strong group and cargo charter business in May following record trading in April has pushed Air Charter PLC to an underlying profit before tax of £7.5 million for the first four months of its financial year. The company described the results as “well ahead” of budget.

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