Nearly 20% of Private Jet Card Comparisons’ have experienced service letdowns in the past several months, according to a new survey
Let’s start with the good news. When you fly privately, you don’t have to worry about fisticuffs or surly flight attendants. You avoid snaking TSA lines, and increasingly crowded terminals. You use more convenient airports, saving time. On the other hand, 20% of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons experienced service lapses in recent months. The letdowns come as private flying has soared to record levels.
Part 135 charter operators saw November year-over-year totals off by just 6.4% while fractional operators were down 14.5% and Part 91 flying was 24.1% below 2019
Argus TRAQPak analysts predict a year-over-year drop in private jet flights of 18.5% during December
The latest Argus TRAQPak monthly report shows Part 135 charter operators are continuing to see the strongest recovery.
Data from Argus and WingX shows private jet charters drew within 10% of pre-COVID-19 levels for the first time last month
Data from Argus shows Part 135 private jet charters continued to push the recovery of business aviation last month. In October, there were 802,054 flights, 8.7% below 2019 levels. That includes 14 days in which traffic was higher than the same date last year.
Argus TRAQPak projects a 14% year-over-year deficit this month
Argus TRAQPak, one of the two analysts providing regular updates on business aviation flights, is providing industry followers an optimistic look as we move into Fall.