Florida bypassed California and Texas to take the top spot for private jet departures in 2020
New Jersey dropped from 4th to 9th place as flights at Teterboro Airport plummeted by 50%
2020 U.S. private aviation flight activity declined 23.9% from 2019, according to Argus TRAQPak
After a 48.9% drop in Q2, private jet flights were just 15.2% below pre-COVID levels in Q4
In a year ravaged by COVID-19 negative growth, Florida had the most private jet departures. It jumped past last year’s leader California and second-place Texas despite a 7% drop in activity. That still compares favorably to the overall market. U.S. private aviation flight activity declined 23.9% from 2019, according to Argus TRAQPak.
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
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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.
While private jet traffic is at 74% of 2019 levels compared to 15% for the airlines, inside the numbers are big differences
The rebound of private jet travel from the depths of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has been one of the very few bright spots across the travel industry.
While data from the TSA shows passenger levels for the airlines are still off by around 85%, private jet flights have recovered to 74% of 2019 levels, according to WingX.