Private Jet flights jumped 6.9% in December

Traqpak private aircraft flight activity 2019

TRAQPak said the strong end to the year will be followed up with a 5.8% gain in January

TRAQPak’s review of year over year flight activity (December 2019 vs. December 2018) indicates that December 2019 recorded an increase of 6.9%. It reverses 2018’s negative trend.

The results by operational category were all positive for the period, with Fractional activity posting the largest increase, up 11.5% from 2018.

Part 135 flight activity (which includes Jet Card flights) saw a 7.1% increase from December 2018, and Part 91 activity reported a rise of 5.5%.

The busiest days and states for private jet flights in 2019

What are the busiest days of the week and year for private flights?

Traqpak’s most recent analysis of private jet flights for the first half of 2019 reveals both the busiest days of the week and busiest days so far this year.

Despite overall private flight activity growth of just 0.3%, for the first time ever one day averaged at least 10,000 flights per day.

Thursdays were the busiest day of the week average 10,124 flights. Second busiest were Fridays with 9,505 flights followed by Wednesdays at 9,353 flights on average. Tuesdays averaged 8,744 private flights while Mondays saw an average of 8,593 flights per day, perhaps indicating many private fliers tart the week in the office.

CEOs make the case for business aviation

A new report from the No Plane No Gain uses CEOs to highlight how private jets can increase a company’s efficiency and profits

To help highlight the benefits of business aviation, No Plane, No Gain, a group supported by the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association, has issued a new report that includes endorsements from CEOs.

How Private Jets Support Small Communities Lacking Good Airline Service

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Good air service is a key to economic development, but more U.S. cities lose commercial airline service each year. However, private aviation bridges the gap.

 

Business aviation provides a critical transportation lifeline to thousands of communities all across the U.S. that have little or no airline service. Some 41% of business aircraft are flown to towns with little or no air service. Research by No Plane No Gain, an advocacy group, points out when a company needs to reach clients, manage far-flung facilities, or seek out new opportunities, business aviation is often the only viable option. 

General Aviation Leaders Say More Than $1.5 Billion In Damages At Stake; Ask DOT to Reopen FAA Aircraft Registry

The private aviation industry is reacting to expected damages from the alternately named Schumer and Trump Shutdown which is closing large parts of the U.S. government

 

Following up on a plea by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) CEO Ed Bolen outlining the economic damage to business aviation and the economy from the government shutdown, six leaders in general aviation (GA) today sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao calling for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) United States Aircraft Registry. The NBAA and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties. A copy of the full letter in its entirety is at the end of this post.

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