From operators to brokers and across private aviation, here’s why your flight was delayed and how you can minimize disruptions
You’re busy. You’re paying a lot of money to fly privately so you can save time and not be inconvenienced. If you have experienced delays and service lapses – or have flights booked in the next few weeks or possibly months, I’ll start with the bottom line: Private aviation is not immune to the same issues that businesses across America and around the world are experiencing.
A webinar from Business Jet Traveler offers handy tips from experts, including a regular charter jet customer
What are the biggest concerns newbies have when it comes to chartering a private jet? How To Charter: The Basics, a webinar from Business Jet Traveler, provides some answers.
If your jet charter broker doesn’t provide the operator when you sign the charter contract, you are entitled to a refund when that information is given
The U.S. Transportation Department has clarified the now two-year-old rules covering disclosures required by private jet charter brokers. The response to an inquiry by the National Business Aviation Association underscores consumer rights. At the same time, it affirms brokers are allowed to contract with consumers before securing an operator.
NetJets stayed firmly in the top spot among U.S. private jet operators as Wheels Up zoomed from 11th to 3rd place, while Flexjet, Vista Global, and Jet Linx each made gains
Charter (Part 135) and Fractional Operator (Part 91k) flights accounted for 52.5% of total U.S. private aviation flight hours, pushing Part 91 flying below the half-century mark for the first time, according to Argus TRAQPak data dating back to 2007
The 10 largest U.S. charter and fractional operators accounted for 44.3% of Part 91k/135 activity and 23.2% of total business aviation flight hours
TRAQPak’s 2021 forecast indicates full recovery tilted towards second-half
The takeaways from the 2020 Argus TRAQPak annual review of private jet activity in the U.S. underscores two key trends: Consolidation and acceleration of what has a nearly decade-long move from full private jet ownership to fractional shares, leases, jet cards, and on-demand charter. Looking ahead, Argus analysts don’t expect the total industry to return to pre-COVID-19 numbers until the second half of 2021.