While COVID-19 and lacking airline schedules led many new private jet users to pull the trigger, many say they plan to continue after the pandemic recedes.
Over half of new and returning users to private aviation indicated they expect to continue their private jet travels after the current COVID-19 pandemic ends. That’s according to a preview from a just-completed survey of Private Jet Card Comparisons subscribers.
Here’s how the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Mexico and other top business aviation markets performed during the coronavirus pandemic
An analysis of private aviation departures from WingX data by Private Jet Card Comparisons reveals a wide disparity in how COVID-19 impacted private jet travel on a country-by-country basis.
There was only one country that saw departures increase during the period and at the bottom of the list, 10 countries saw flying less than 50% of 2019 totals.
Looking at the 50 countries and territories with the most private aviation departures between March and July 2020, Nigeria’s private flights are at 103% of 2019 levels, up 3%.
Still, it was a bumpy ride powered by a 57% increase in flights during July. During the five months of data reviewed, Nigeria’s private aviation departures were ahead of 2019 levels in four months, although April departures dropped 73%.
With 103 closed sales, July saw more pre-owned private jet sales than April and May combined
The rebound or private jet travel is now being mirrored by a rebound in used aircraft sales. According to the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), its members closed 103 deals in July. That compares to 74 transactions in June, 47 in May, and 53 in April.
The just-completed survey of Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers shows a relatively optimistic outlook for 2020 private flight activity
Flights to relocate family members and employees, critical business trips, and travel to second homes, could help boost the fortunes of the private aviation industry immediately and in the coming months, according to a just-completed subscriber survey by Private Jet Card Comparisons.
TRAQPak said the strong end to the year will be followed up with a 5.8% gain in January
TRAQPak’s review of year over year flight activity (December 2019 vs. December 2018) indicates that December 2019 recorded an increase of 6.9%. It reverses 2018’s negative trend.
The results by operational category were all positive for the period, with Fractional activity posting the largest increase, up 11.5% from 2018.
Part 135 flight activity (which includes Jet Card flights) saw a 7.1% increase from December 2018, and Part 91 activity reported a rise of 5.5%.
What are the busiest days of the week and year for private
Traqpak’s most recent analysis of private jet flights for the first half of 2019 reveals both the busiest days of the week and busiest days so far this year.
Despite overall private flight activity growth of just 0.3%, for the first time ever one day averaged at least 10,000 flights per day.
Thursdays were the busiest day of the week average 10,124
flights. Second busiest were Fridays with 9,505 flights followed by Wednesdays
at 9,353 flights on average. Tuesdays averaged 8,744 private flights while
Mondays saw an average of 8,593 flights per day, perhaps indicating many
private fliers tart the week in the office.