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.

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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

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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.

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As private jet flights continue their COVID-19 rebound, the routes are changing

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.

Busiest Private Jet Airports show declines in 2019

busiest private jet airports - 2019

Teterboro Airport in Northern New Jersey remained the most popular private aviation airport, followed by Love Field in Dallas, and Westchester County Airport, north of New York City

New York City and South Florida airports saw the most private aviation departures in 2019

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While total private flights in the U.S. exceeded three million for the third straight clocking 0.9% growth, many of the most popular airports saw declines.

In fact, the six busiest private aviation airports and eight of the nine busiest saw the number of departures decrease in 2019 compared to 2018, according to data from Argus Traqpak.

2018 Top 25 Private Jet Airports Ranked

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California, Florida, and Texas each had four of the busiest business aviation airports last year.

There were only modest gains for private jet travel in 2018 with negative growth in the second half of the year, and there was a mixed bag with the busiest business aviation airports as well. While 13 airports showed increases in flights, 12 saw decreases. California, Florida and Texas each placed four airports on the list, Illinois had two and while New York only had one (Westchester County Airport in White Plains) Teterboro (TEB) Airport across the Hudson River from Manhattan in fact was the busiest private jet airport.

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