Private jet capacity, pricing, labor, consolidation, demand, investment, new jet owners, offer challenges and opportunities for private aviation providers
Over 450 industry CEOs and leaders gathered last week in Miami for Corporate Jet Investor. For two days they hashed about issues relevant to the overall industry, with a large focus on private jet travelers who fly via jet cards, memberships, and charter.
Is the current record level of demand here to stay? Where will the industry find the capacity to meet that demand? Is more consolidation coming? How many big players are there left to buy? What is Amazonian pricing? When will the supply chain improve? Where have all the pilots – and line workers gone? Are they coming back? How will all the outside investment impact private aviation? What about on-time performance? What type of changes will you see to your jet card program? With dwindling supply, are small brokers on life support?
In case you don’t read emails from your jet card company, here is our recap changes programs have been making in recent months
As private jet flying has reached record levels, capacity is being stretched. Providers are trying to line up more capacity. However, jet card rates, which in the past hadn’t changed for years at a time, have been on the rise. The midyear timing speaks to what’s happening in the market.
Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
FlyExclusive, Solairus, Airshare, Nicholas Air gain on Top 135/91K operators list
NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global, and Jet Linx continue at the top of the leaderboard as FlyExclusive jumps from #8 to #5
Analyzing the latest data from Argus TraqPak from the first six months of 2021, there is no change in ranking the four largest private jet providers.