NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global hold serve as four largest North American Part 135/Part 91k private jet operators for 2021; FlyExclusive leaps to 5th
The 10 largest private jet companies increased their share of Part 135/91k flight hours to 45.1% from 44.3% in 2020
Solairus (89.3%), Airshare (77.1%), FlyExclusive (76.3%), NetJets (61.4%), Jet Edge (59.9%), and Wheels Up (55.0%) record biggest percentage growth
Read our detailed 2021 Year-in-Review for each of the 10 largest private aviation providers, including flight hour activity since 2019
There was no change among the top four North American private jet holding companies, based on combined Part 135 and Part 91k flight hours. However, Argus TraqPak data shows a new player in the 5th spot. FlyExclusive moved from 10th in 2019 to 8th in 2020. The table below provides a company-by-company ranking for the 30 largest private jet companies in 2021, including flight hours and market share.
Part 135 largest charter operators led by Wheels Up as FlyExclusive breaks into the Top 4 behind NetJets’ Executive Jet Management and Vista Global’s XOJet Aviation
Charter operators in 2021 saw flights surge 46% to a record to 1,947,472 hours, according to Argus TraqPak
The list of 2021’s biggest private jet charter companies is once again led by Wheels Up Experience as ranked by Argus TraqPak. See the 2020 list here.
Charter and FBO operator Clay Lacy is the first provider to attain 4Air’s Facility Neutral sustainability certification
Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4Air sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019.
Private jet capacity, pricing, labor, consolidation, demand, investment, new jet owners, offer challenges and opportunities for private aviation providers
Over 450 industry CEOs and leaders gathered last week in Miami for Corporate Jet Investor. For two days they hashed about issues relevant to the overall industry, with a large focus on private jet travelers who fly via jet cards, memberships, and charter.
Is the current record level of demand here to stay? Where will the industry find the capacity to meet that demand? Is more consolidation coming? How many big players are there left to buy? What is Amazonian pricing? When will the supply chain improve? Where have all the pilots – and line workers gone? Are they coming back? How will all the outside investment impact private aviation? What about on-time performance? What type of changes will you see to your jet card program? With dwindling supply, are small brokers on life support?