NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

Wheels Up gets $74 million in CARES Act funds

Wheels up CARES Act

Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC incorporates Wheels Up, Gama Aviation Signature, Delta Private Jets, TMC Jets, and Avianis

If it’s Friday night, it’s a good time to check the Treasury Department’s website for updates about CARES Act awards. Tonight’s reveal showed on June 10 a payroll support agreement providing $74.2 was executed with Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC.

FlyExclusive adds Europe, Hawaii, and Alaska

Fly Exclusive Gulfstream GIV-SP

After launching a Jet Card program in April, the company is now adding a long-haul Gulfstream GIV-SP on-demand charter option

Plans call for a large-cabin, fixed-rate Jet Card program by year’s end

LGM Enterprises, the parent company of flyExclusive, said it has launched flyExclusive International. The move adds on-demand, long-range global service to its growing portfolio private jet charter and jet card options.

Flyers can now travel to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and other points. Customers will have access to Gulfstream GIV-SP aircraft with seating capacity for up to 16 passengers.

Private Jet Fractional and Charter travel off to a strong start for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day private jet travel

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.

Alliance Aviation cuts rates, terms for JetSuite jet card customers

Alliance Aviation

SuiteKey customers can fly at discounted jet card rates on a pay-as-you-go basis through the end of 2020

Alliance Aviation, a charter and jet card broker affiliated with Part 135 operator Wing Aviation Group, is upping the battle for JetSuite’s SuiteKey jet card customers. JetSuite filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week after grounding its fleet.

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