Jet Linx purchases Meridian’s aircraft management and charter business

Jet Linx Jamie Walker

The acquisition brings 23 long-range and short-range private jets including Bombardier Global Express 6000 and 5000s, Gulfstream G550s, GVs, G450s, GIVSPs, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000s, and Embraer Phenom 300s

Jet Linx becomes the largest Part 135 operator at Teterboro, the world’s busiest private jet airport

Jet Linx Aviation, which only opened up a New York-base last year, is set to become a major player in business aviation’s biggest market.

Busiest Private Jet Airports show declines in 2019

busiest private jet airports - 2019

Teterboro Airport in Northern New Jersey remained the most popular private aviation airport, followed by Love Field in Dallas, and Westchester County Airport, north of New York City

New York City and South Florida airports saw the most private aviation departures in 2019

10 of the 25 busiest airports have no scheduled airline service

While total private flights in the U.S. exceeded three million for the third straight clocking 0.9% growth, many of the most popular airports saw declines.

In fact, the six busiest private aviation airports and eight of the nine busiest saw the number of departures decrease in 2019 compared to 2018, according to data from Argus Traqpak.

2018 Top 25 Private Jet Airports Ranked

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California, Florida, and Texas each had four of the busiest business aviation airports last year.

There were only modest gains for private jet travel in 2018 with negative growth in the second half of the year, and there was a mixed bag with the busiest business aviation airports as well. While 13 airports showed increases in flights, 12 saw decreases. California, Florida and Texas each placed four airports on the list, Illinois had two and while New York only had one (Westchester County Airport in White Plains) Teterboro (TEB) Airport across the Hudson River from Manhattan in fact was the busiest private jet airport.

Jet Linx May Open Teterboro and White Plains Bases; Hires Base President and To Open New York Office

WingX April 2019 private jet activity

The Omaha-based Jet Card seller is looking to make its debut in New York a big one

 

Jet Linx Aviation may open bases at both Teterboro Airport and Westchester County Airport as part of its previously announced expansion into the New York metro area. It is also moving forward in its efforts to open a base in Boston and recently added former NetJets EVP John Daut to lead the efforts in the Northeast. Jet Linx will also open a sales office in New York City, CEO Jamie Walker told Private Jet Card Comparisons during a brief visit to the Big Apple. 

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