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.

Business Insider highlights 9 top U.S. private jet destinations

private jet summer destinations

A survey of Flexjet, Jet Linx Aviation, Magellan Jets, Sentient Jet, and VistaJet found private jets will be traversing the country from sea-to-shining sea this summer

Where is the private jet set headed for the summer? A survey by Business Insider of five leading jet card providers found a wide variety of domestic hot spots.

Flexjet, Jet Linx Aviation, Magellan Jets, Sentient Jet, and VistaJet each shared insights into where their members are flying.

Magellan Jets adds pay-as-you-go options, fine-tunes jet card offering

Magellan Jets

The jet card broker is following the trend to attract new fliers by lowering the price of entry

A year after relaunching its jet card program under the Elevate brand, Boston-based Magellan Jets is doing away with the name, keeping many of the good changes, and seemingly adding more. It’s also launching two pay-as-you-go membership options.

Private Jet Card Comparisons COVID-19 Coronavirus Health and Safety Protocols by Company

private jet coronavirus cleaning procedures

To help you quickly review the various policies and protocols implemented by private aviation providers selling jet cards and memberships, we’ve created a single page overview you can find here.

Magellan Jets partners with IYC Yachts to offer discounted pricing

Magellan Jets

Private jets and superyachts are expected to increase popularity in a travel world facing COVID-19 avoidance

Magellan Jets and IYC Yachts are promoting their partnership by offering discounts between the two luxury travel providers.

Magellan Jets adds complimentary carbon offsets

Magellan Jets

Jet card broker Magellan Jets is honoring Earth Day by including offsets for customers who buy until the end of June

Boston-based Magellan Jets is offering complimentary offsets on all 50-hour memberships purchased throughout the second quarter of 2020.

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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