From long-range private jets to single-engine turboprops, new data reveals the most-used private aircraft for 2019
The most popular private jet in the U.S. for 2019 wasn’t a jet.
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop was the most popular private aircraft clocking 244,217 flights in 2019, according to Argus Traqpak.
Despite one charter from booking to take off in 16 minutes, lead time for private jet charter flights actually increased
Private jet rental broker PrivateFly has updated its quarterly
reports with an annual recap of trends and milestones for 2019.
Of note, it recorded its fastest-ever ‘go now’ flight – just 16 minutes from inquiry to take-off for a client flying from New York to Nashville.
Private jet charter broker PrivateFly has released data on charter pricing, as well as preferred cabin size and jet models
While Brexit and some of Europe’s sputtering economies may be making headlines in the business press, Directional Aviation’s PrivateFly said it enjoyed a 26% jump for flights in Europe during the third quarter of 2019, compared to last year.
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly’s CEO said, “Demand growth was generated from new and existing PrivateFly clients, and from our extended OneSky family (and) Our market-leading pricing, including the certainty offered by our fixed-route City Pairs offer on the Nextant 400XTi and Legacy 600.”
The company also released data on charter pricing, as well as preferred cabin size, jet models, and demographics.
According to PrivateFly, the Top 10 destinations for its clients is led by London, followed by New York, Nice, Ibiza, Paris, Milan, Palma de Mallorca, Zurich, Olbia, and Cannes.
The charter and dynamic-pricing jet card provider updated its most popular destinations, pricing, aircraft types and other metrics
PrivateFly, which in September was acquired by Directional Aviation (owner of Flexjet, Sentient, Skyjet and Nextant Aviation among others), has published its latest quarterly review of trends in the on-demand charter market, at least based on its customers. Among the highlights – which covered July through September, travel to the Adirondacks made its most popular destinations for the first time while the Cessna Citation Mustang emerged as the favorite aircraft. Adam Twidell, the CEO said clients chose to book ahead of time to secure their summer travel plans with 25% of flights booked at least 30 days before departure. August 4th was the single busiest day for flights, with Fridays busy all quarter.
Of more than three million private flights in North America last year, the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 used by Surf Air, Nicholas Air and PlaneSense was the most popular
Turboprops rule! At least when it comes to which makes are the most popular with private flyers. According to just-released research from TRAQPak, there were 226,378 flights with the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 making it not only the most popular aircraft in its category (see below), but also the most favored airplane among Bizav users.