New delay data on major U.S. airports shows how private jets are an important business tool when traveling to or from big cities, accessing alternative airports that serve business aviation flights
New airport delay data from AirHelp shows that if you are coming or going to the big city and you absolutely have to be there and are traveling on a tight schedule, flying by commercial airlines is akin to playing Russian Roulette. The summary of the worst U.S. airport delays isn’t pretty. In the top 10, if you are traveling to or from Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas and Chicago, plan on your flight being delayed about 20% of the time. Even worse, as each city is a major hub for airline connections, even if you were only planning to transit those airports, you are likely to arrive at your destination late, according to AirHelp.
Private aviation flights jumped 6.5% in May 2017 compared to last year, according to TRAQPak data. Part 135 flight activity was up 13.3%, Fractional flying was up 6.9% and Part 91 activity increased 2.1%. Large and Mid-size jets posting the largest gains, up 9.3% and 9.2% respectively. Light jets and turboprops saw increases of 3.8% and 5.3% respectively.
May saw 77,068 business aviation departures in Europe, the best month this year and a 17% jump over April. Year-to-date private aviation flights are up 3.2% over the same period last year, according to WINGX.
While the image of business aviation is often private jets going to Coachella or the South of France, Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian, the truth is private aviation is the backbone of the economy, making big and small companies more efficient and successful.
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