Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
New York-based jet card broker Jets.com is suspending jet card sales effective Sept. 1 as it seeks to cope with surging demand
Jets.com, a New York broker of jet cards that recently acquired Part 135 charter operator Pittsburgh Jet Center to provide added inventory, is now temporarily halting jet card sales, effective Sept. 1. Since June, private jet flying has been hitting record levels.