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.
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.
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.
The 9th largest for-hire private aviation company in the U.S., Solairus Aviation, says its app is boosting its significant off-fleet charter business
If you don’t hear a lot about Solairus Aviation, it’s not an accident. The company doesn’t do sponsorships. It doesn’t host parties at Art Basel or the Super Bowl. It doesn’t even have a public relations company. In other words, you may not be aware it’s one of only three major private aviation providers to have an app that allows instant on-demand, online bookings with guaranteed pricing.