August was another record-breaking month for private jet travel, ranking only behind July as the busiest month since Argus TraqPak has been tracking flights
August private flight activity in North America clocked a 38.7% increase over 2020, good enough to finish as the second busiest month on record, trailing only July 2021. The August activity was 10% higher than 2019’s pre-pandemic private jet flying levels. Total flights were just under the 300,000 mark.
Argus and WingX research shows the private aviation rebound is showing no signs of letting up in July
Argus Traqpak’s research data showed June as the busiest month for private aviation since October 2007. Now, the aviation research firm says July 1, 2021, recorded 12,345 business aviation flights in North America. That was the largest single-day of operations since March 20, 2008.
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.
While scheduled airline flights are still 40% below pre-pandemic levels, WingX reports the private aviation recovery is going strong
With the U.S. leading the way, global private jet flights are 12% ahead of 2019 pre-Covid levels in June, according to WingX. It comes as scheduled airline flights remain 40% lower than 2019 levels. So far this year, global private aviation activity is just 6% below 2019 levels and 41% above 2020.