NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global hold serve as four largest North American Part 135/Part 91k private jet operators for 2021; FlyExclusive leaps to 5th
The 10 largest private jet companies increased their share of Part 135/91k flight hours to 45.1% from 44.3% in 2020
Solairus (89.3%), Airshare (77.1%), FlyExclusive (76.3%), NetJets (61.4%), Jet Edge (59.9%), and Wheels Up (55.0%) record biggest percentage growth
Read our detailed 2021 Year-in-Review for each of the 10 largest private aviation providers, including flight hour activity since 2019
There was no change among the top four North American private jet holding companies, based on combined Part 135 and Part 91k flight hours. However, Argus TraqPak data shows a new player in the 5th spot. FlyExclusive moved from 10th in 2019 to 8th in 2020. The table below provides a company-by-company ranking for the 30 largest private jet companies in 2021, including flight hours and market share.
Part 135 largest charter operators led by Wheels Up as FlyExclusive breaks into the Top 4 behind NetJets’ Executive Jet Management and Vista Global’s XOJet Aviation
Charter operators in 2021 saw flights surge 46% to a record to 1,947,472 hours, according to Argus TraqPak
The list of 2021’s biggest private jet charter companies is once again led by Wheels Up Experience as ranked by Argus TraqPak. See the 2020 list here.
Jet Access, ranked 18th on our list of Top 30 operators, is merging with Eagle Creek Aviation
Jet Access is merging with the Eagle Creek Aviation family of companies. On its own, Jet Access ranks as the 18th-largest U.S. operator based on charter and fractional flight hours tracked by Argus. Both companies are based in Indiana.
FlyExclusive, Solairus, Airshare, Nicholas Air gain on Top 135/91K operators list
NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global, and Jet Linx continue at the top of the leaderboard as FlyExclusive jumps from #8 to #5
Analyzing the latest data from Argus TraqPak from the first six months of 2021, there is no change in ranking the four largest private jet providers.