2020 Private Jet Flights by State, Region and Quarter

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Florida bypassed California and Texas to take the top spot for private jet departures in 2020

New Jersey dropped from 4th to 9th place as flights at Teterboro Airport plummeted by 50%

2020 U.S. private aviation flight activity declined 23.9% from 2019, according to Argus TRAQPak 

After a 48.9% drop in Q2, private jet flights were just 15.2% below pre-COVID levels in Q4

In a year ravaged by COVID-19 negative growth, Florida had the most private jet departures. It jumped past last year’s leader California and second-place Texas despite a 7% drop in activity. That still compares favorably to the overall market. U.S. private aviation flight activity declined 23.9% from 2019, according to Argus TRAQPak.

Charter and fractional private jet operators lead November results

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Part 135 charter operators saw November year-over-year totals off by just 6.4% while fractional operators were down 14.5% and Part 91 flying was 24.1% below 2019

Argus TRAQPak analysts predict a year-over-year drop in private jet flights of 18.5% during December

The latest Argus TRAQPak monthly report shows Part 135 charter operators are continuing to see the strongest recovery.

Private jet flight hours rebound 87% in Q3

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Tracking by JSSI shows an 87% spike in private jet flight hours, bringing activity to within 22% of 2019 levels

Average flight hours of private jets tracked by JSSI rebounded by 87% in the third quarter, although they remain 22% behind 2019 numbers.

The private jet rebound might be stronger than it looks

Labor 2020 private jet travel trends

Adjusting August private jet flight numbers for the later Labor Day holiday in 2020 shows U.S. flights moving closer to pre-COVID-19 levels

Mark Twain said, “”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” He also said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

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