Only 3 of the 25 busiest U.S. private jet airports saw gains in 2020

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The busiest private jet airports in 2020 saw drops at 22 of 25, including a 50% drop in flights at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, which remained the busiest private jet airport in the U.S.

Nearly 90% of the busiest private jet airports in the United States saw a drop in departures for COVID-19 ravaged 2020 compared to the full year of 2019.

Labor Day private jet flights down 16%

Labor Day private jet travel trends

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.

Here’s where the private jets were flying for the July 4th holiday

private jet travel trends August 2020

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.

Jet Linx purchases Meridian’s aircraft management and charter business

Jet Linx Jamie Walker

The acquisition brings 23 long-range and short-range private jets including Bombardier Global Express 6000 and 5000s, Gulfstream G550s, GVs, G450s, GIVSPs, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000s, and Embraer Phenom 300s

Jet Linx becomes the largest Part 135 operator at Teterboro, the world’s busiest private jet airport

Jet Linx Aviation, which only opened up a New York-base last year, is set to become a major player in business aviation’s biggest market.

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