Charter, Fractional flight activity continue gains to start 2022 as demand for private jets remains at record levels
While global private jet flights for Week 1 of 2022 were 5% below the previous week, charter and fractional flights saw an 8% gain week-to-week for the second consecutive week.
U.S. charter and fractional flights 71% higher than 2019 over New Year’s weekend, according to the latest WingX data
2021 ended with private jet flights climbing even higher, according to WingX data. Compared to the prior week, global private jet flights surged 7% for the week ending January 2, 2022. The 65,839 flights represented a 50% jump compared to 2019, representing a 29% gain compared to pre-Covid levels for the trailing four weeks.
With Omicron not slowing growth last month, January private jet flights in North America are expected to jump 38%, according to Argus TraqPak
Argus TraqPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity (December 2021 vs. December 2020) indicates that last month reported a yearly gain of 36.7%. Flight activity increased 16.5% when compared to December 2019.
Despite record-breaking private jet flights, it appears many private flyers took off for the holidays earlier than in the past
With the prospect of coal in their stockings – read cancelations and delays – it appears many private jet travelers were proactive and headed out for the holidays a bit earlier this year.