As private jet flights continue their COVID-19 rebound, the routes are changing

While private jet traffic is at 74% of 2019 levels compared to 15% for the airlines, inside the numbers are big differences

The rebound of private jet travel from the depths of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has been one of the very few bright spots across the travel industry.

While data from the TSA shows passenger levels for the airlines are still off by around 85%, private jet flights have recovered to 74% of 2019 levels, according to WingX.

Illegal charters, instability face private jet buyers in a shaky COVID-19 travel world

Coronavirus spurs private jet flights

Both existing and new private aviation users are expected to boost the recovery of business aviation. However, they are facing a myriad of new Coronavirus induced issues to deal with

There are signs that private jets will be on the leading edge of business recovery.

Speaking at Corporate Jet Investor’s weekly town hall meeting, Andrew Collins, CEO of Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet said bookings to cancelations are now running about 10-to-1. It’s a sea change from earlier this month when daily cancelations were outstripping new reservations.

The busiest days and states for private jet flights in 2019

What are the busiest days of the week and year for private flights?

Traqpak’s most recent analysis of private jet flights for the first half of 2019 reveals both the busiest days of the week and busiest days so far this year.

Despite overall private flight activity growth of just 0.3%, for the first time ever one day averaged at least 10,000 flights per day.

Thursdays were the busiest day of the week average 10,124 flights. Second busiest were Fridays with 9,505 flights followed by Wednesdays at 9,353 flights on average. Tuesdays averaged 8,744 private flights while Mondays saw an average of 8,593 flights per day, perhaps indicating many private fliers tart the week in the office.

PrivateFly releases Q2 private jet charter trends

From top destinations, from when travelers book and the most popular times to fly, the charter broker offers insights

U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, which became part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation portfolio last year, released its quarterly trends report on private jet travel.

Among the highlights was the percentage of female fliers increased to 29%, up two points, while 48% of all bookings were within a week of travel, down a point from 2018’s second quarter.

PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell pictured in lead) said, “Our business grew considerably as we integrated our sister company Skyjet into PrivateFly,” noting, “This edition of Private Jet Charter Trends reflects our bigger footprint in the USA for the first time analyzing thousands of searches and booked flights.”

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