Even as the Covid pandemic winds down, a new survey of private jet users suggests no end to the record surge in private aviation demand
– Average jet card deposit increased 12% to $237,267 from January’s survey
– 53% of new private aviation users will continue to fly privately on a regular basis post-Covid, up 29% since January
A just released survey of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons shows the demand surge trend for private aviation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Denver had the busiest airports for private jets
Teterboro, Las Vegas, and Palm Beach had the biggest drops among the 15 busiest airports
Data from WingX shows Labor Day weekend flights for 2020 were 16.1% below 2019 levels. It was a slight uptick from August but below the 4th of July holiday. During the extended Independence Day weekend, private jet flights were up 5% on a year-over-year basis.
Comparing Sept. 4-7 in 2020 versus Aug. 30-Sept. 2, flights fell from 30,361 to 25,483.
While airline passenger counts remained 75% below last year’s levels, private jet flights increased 5% during America’s birthday Independence Day holiday in 2020
– The 50 Busiest Private Jet Airports during the holidays
– Airports with the biggest increases and decreases of private jets
– The most popular private jet routes for the July 4th holiday
As airline passenger levels remained 75% below last year, a detailed analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of data from WingX shows not only that private jet flights were up year-over-year by 5%, but where they were going.
Normally a niche segment, private jets are becoming more important to the travel and tourism industry, which before the COVID-19 pandemic supported 10% of worldwide jobs.
Private aviation flying dipped in January, according to the latest Argus TRAQPak analysis
The first month of the new decade began the way the old decade ended. The results were mixed. There were clear winners and losers. And, it’s hard to say what it means, except that private jet travel continues to ebb and flow.
TRAQPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity from January 2020 compared to January 2019 indicates a 0.5% drop.
Activity by fractional operators was the clear star, jumping 6.6% compared to a year go.