Teterboro held its position as top airport for private jets with a 70% spike in private jet departures in 2021
The 25 busiest U.S. private jet airports got even busier in 2021 as private flights hit record levels. All airports on the list showed a double-digit increase with first place Teterboro Airport flights increasing 70% to 62,537, 171 per day. See the 2020 list here.
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.
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.