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.
Argus and WingX research shows the private aviation rebound is showing no signs of letting up in July
Argus Traqpak’s research data showed June as the busiest month for private aviation since October 2007. Now, the aviation research firm says July 1, 2021, recorded 12,345 business aviation flights in North America. That was the largest single-day of operations since March 20, 2008.
Nearly 20% of Private Jet Card Comparisons’ have experienced service letdowns in the past several months, according to a new survey
Let’s start with the good news. When you fly privately, you don’t have to worry about fisticuffs or surly flight attendants. You avoid snaking TSA lines, and increasingly crowded terminals. You use more convenient airports, saving time. On the other hand, 20% of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons experienced service lapses in recent months. The letdowns come as private flying has soared to record levels.
Global private aviation traffic has increased by 6% in June 2021 compared to 2019, effectively setting record levels of activity, according to the most recent Tracker update from WingX.