Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
FlyExclusive, Solairus, Airshare, Nicholas Air gain on Top 135/91K operators list
NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global, and Jet Linx continue at the top of the leaderboard as FlyExclusive jumps from #8 to #5
Analyzing the latest data from Argus TraqPak from the first six months of 2021, there is no change in ranking the four largest private jet providers.
Airshare has launched a second TV ad targeting Wheels Up in its campaign to win over business travelers
The bad blood and sniping between NetJets and Flexjet may have competition. Or at least, that could be the result as Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare, launched a second television spot attacking larger rival Wheels Up.
The addition of the Challenger 350s will double Airshare’s fractional fleet as it eyes expansion into the Northeastern U.S.
Phenom light jet operator Airshare moves into the super-midsize aircraft category, announcing a firm order for three Bombardier Challenger 350s. It adds options for 17 more, meaning it will add as many as 20 new aircraft. Based on Conklin & De Decker’s estimated price of $27 million per unit, the deal is worth $540 million. Airshare currently operates a fleet of 20 Phenom 300s and 100s for its fractional share and jet card program. Additionally, it manages 26 aircraft for owners.