Flexjet reaffirms European expansion

Flexjet

The private jet operator says it is on track to launch its fractional share, lease and jet card offerings in Europe

More plans are expected to be disclosed in the second quarter of this year

Flexjet’s long-planned expansion into Europe is still on track, the company told Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Several pilots commenting on chat board PPRuNe, which stands for Professional Pilot Rumor Network, had raised the question if Flexjet’s Europe launch was on hold.

Private Jet deliveries see big gains in 2019

New private jet deliveries 2009 to 2019

Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers

Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by

Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye

– Bruce Springstein

No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.

With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.

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