December 22nd is projected to be the busiest day for private jet travel during the holidays with over 9,000 flights
Palm Beach International Airport is expected to be the busiest destination for the private jet set this upcoming holiday season with an average of more than 130 business aviation arrivals per day during the period while Dec. 22 is expected to be the busiest day with 9,072 flights. That’s according to ARGUS TRAQPak which released its projections for the busiest destinations and days for business aircraft travel during the holiday season. The data includes all Part 135 flights in U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, plus the Caribbean and Canada, excluding cargo, scheduled Part 135 and fractional operators. There are approximately 7,500 aircraft in the Part 135 fleet. There are about 28,000 commercial flights in the U.S on a given day.
The Private Jet Operator And Charter Broker Is Focusing On Major Markets
As previously reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, XOJET is expanding its network of retail offices based on the growth of its charter brokerage business. The company opened an office at Palm Beach International Airport to be closer to clients in Florida, where the firm saw an 18% increase in Southeast Florida flights in 2016 over 2015. Last year XOJET’s top five most frequented airport cities in the southeast region of the U.S. were in Florida, the company said in a press release.
New York City-based Apollo Jets, LLC which focuses on on-demand private jet charter has opened an office in Palm Beach. The company also has offices in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Miami, making this its second Sunshine State office.
Lantana Airport officials are sticking with a 44-year-old agreement that bans private jets from landing at the airport, just seven miles from Palm Beach International. However, in a letter to Palm Beach County officials, Alan Armstrong, an attorney representing Errol Forman, who wants to land his jet there, said there are plans to file a formal complaint with the FAA if jets aren’t allowed into Lantana. Read more…