Private jet companies bullish at Jefferies Business Aviation Conference

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Flexjet, Wheels Up, and Vista Global executives told the private jet conference there are no signs of demand waning

A line-up of CEOs and top executives with the major fractional private jet, jet card, and membership providers speaking last week at Jefferies Business Jet Summit continued their bullish outlook for private jet travel.

Russia Sanctions: What private jet users need to know now

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If you own a fractional share, charter private jets or are buying a private jet, here’s what you need to know about current Russian sanctions

Sanctions against Russia could extend more broadly to private aviation users than you contemplated. Impacts reach buying jets and possibly current fractional shareowners and even chartering private jets.

2021’s 30 Biggest Charter/Fractional Private Jet Companies Ranked (Full Year)

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NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global hold serve as four largest North American Part 135/Part 91k private jet operators for 2021; FlyExclusive leaps to 5th

The 10 largest private jet companies increased their share of Part 135/91k flight hours to 45.1% from 44.3% in 2020

Solairus (89.3%), Airshare (77.1%), FlyExclusive (76.3%), NetJets (61.4%), Jet Edge (59.9%), and Wheels Up (55.0%) record biggest percentage growth

Read our detailed 2021 Year-in-Review for each of the 10 largest private aviation providers, including flight hour activity since 2019

There was no change among the top four North American private jet holding companies, based on combined Part 135 and Part 91k flight hours. However, Argus TraqPak data shows a new player in the 5th spot. FlyExclusive moved from 10th in 2019 to 8th in 2020. The table below provides a company-by-company ranking for the 30 largest private jet companies in 2021, including flight hours and market share.

51% of private jet users to fly more in 2022, eye new providers

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New research shows private jet flyers plan to fly more than 2021, but they are looking at new providers as the industry struggles with record demand and supply chain issues

– 51% will fly more than 2021, 41% will fly the same, and only 9% will fly less

28% of frequent private flyers are considering fractional or full aircraft ownership.

Private jet travelers plan to fly more in 2022 than 2021, according to a just-released survey of 452 Private Jet Card Comparisons subscribers.

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