2021’s 30 Biggest Charter/Fractional Private Jet Companies Ranked (Full Year)

NetJets Fleet

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.

Vista Global says no plans to merge with a SPAC

VistaJet

After it was reported last year Vista Global Holding was preparing for an IPO via Special Purpose Acquisition Company, a spokesperson person says there are now “no plans”

A day after announcing an agreement to acquire Air Hamburg, a spokesperson for Vista Global Holding tells Private Jet Card Comparisons there are no plans for a SPAC-based initial public offering.

Jet Edge offers real-time Covid-19 testing for employees

JetEdge Jet Edge private jet charter

Fast-growing charter operator Jet Edge has added Cue Health Covid-19 instant results self-testing for employees

Employees, including flight crews at Jet Edge, will now have access to Cue Health’s real-time Covid-19 molecular self-testing. The tests provide instant results.

Vista Global, Flexjet parent Directional in discussions to buy Jet Edge?

Vista Global Jet Edge

Multiple sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that Vista Global, Flexjet parent Directional Aviation and possibly other parties have been in acquisition discussions to buy Jet Edge

Jet Edge, Vista Global decline comment; Flexjet says, “We have no interest in acquiring Jet Edge.”

Multiple sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons both Vista Global Holding and Flexjet, Sentient Jet parent Directional Aviation have been in discussions to acquire Jet Edge, the seventh-largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S., in what would be the heated industry’s latest deal.

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