Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2021 – Week 52

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U.S. charter and fractional flights 71% higher than 2019 over New Year’s weekend, according to the latest WingX data

2021 ended with private jet flights climbing even higher, according to WingX data. Compared to the prior week, global private jet flights surged 7% for the week ending January 2, 2022. The 65,839 flights represented a 50% jump compared to 2019, representing a 29% gain compared to pre-Covid levels for the trailing four weeks.

Private jet flights soar in second-home and resort markets

August private aviation activity in second-home and resort markets was more than 75% above 2019 levels with large increases across the board

In August, Bandon Dunes in Oregon saw an average of 42 private jet flights a day. That’s a 75% increase compared to 2019. To the south, Napa private flights spiked 77%. Neither were close to Aspen, where private flights were up 111% last month over pre-pandemic totals. On the East Coast, Westhampton Francis S. Gabreski Airport saw a whopping 125% more flights last month than two years ago.

As private jet flying soars, so do traveler complaints

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Nearly 20% of Private Jet Card Comparisons’ have experienced service letdowns in the past several months, according to a new survey

Let’s start with the good news. When you fly privately, you don’t have to worry about fisticuffs or surly flight attendants. You avoid snaking TSA lines, and increasingly crowded terminals. You use more convenient airports, saving time. On the other hand, 20% of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons experienced service lapses in recent months. The letdowns come as private flying has soared to record levels.

Demand for private jets will continue, according to new survey

Even as the Covid pandemic winds down, a new survey of private jet users suggests no end to the record surge in private aviation demand

– Average jet card deposit increased 12% to $237,267 from January’s survey

– 53% of new private aviation users will continue to fly privately on a regular basis post-Covid, up 29% since January

A just released survey of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons shows the demand surge trend for private aviation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

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