While airline passenger counts stayed at just 12% of last year’s holiday weekend, the private jet travel rebound continued
From the Wednesday prior to Memorial Day through Tuesday, the number of passengers who passed through TSA checkpoints hovered at just 12% of 2019 levels.
During the same period, fractional and charter operator flights surged to 58% of 2019 levels, continuing an upward trek. The data from Argus affirmed the rebound for private jet operators, which just last month had seen flying drop to just 20% of last year’s level as the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders ground travel to a virtual halt.
Jet card and on-demand private jet broker Air Partner says inquiries are for travel through August
A day after Sentient Jet reported quote requests had increased 241% from March lows, private jet charter broker Air Partner says it too is seeing a tidal wave of interest.
The publicly traded seller of jet cards and on-demand charter said in a press release issued this morning that year-over-year inquiries were up 210%.
Over 50% of private jet flight hours sold since the beginning of April were to new customers
Jet card leader Sentient Jet today offered more evidence that private jet travel is set to get a boost from first-timers.
The unit of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight said over 50% of the more than 5,000 private jet flight hours it sold since the beginning of April were to first-time customers. Private Jet Card Comparisons estimates that equates to around $15 million in purchases from new members.
Comparing Argus private jet flying from this year to Memorial Day 2019 shows the strongest rebound data yet
Expectations that private jet travel will lead the recovery of air travel continued at the start of this holiday weekend.
In the latest WingX moving 7-day average, daily business aviation flights increased to 6,600 from last month’s low of 3,700
Statistics from three different researchers and the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) will again give folks from the private jet side of the aviation business some reason to have pleasant dreams. Or at least blot out recent nightmares.