25 busiest U.S. private jet airports in 2021 all saw big gains

Teterboro Airport

Teterboro held its position as top airport for private jets with a 70% spike in private jet departures in 2021

The 25 busiest U.S. private jet airports got even busier in 2021 as private flights hit record levels. All airports on the list showed a double-digit increase with first place Teterboro Airport flights increasing 70% to 62,537, 171 per day. See the 2020 list here.

Jet Edge to open Teterboro base at Signature Aviation

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Jet Edge to locate with Signature Aviation at Teterboro Airport

Jet Edge International has signed an agreement to occupy Signature’s East facility at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

2017 Top 50 Private Jet Airports Ranked

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Seven of the 50 busiest business aviation airports are in California, however, 24 states are represented on the list

 

California has more top 50 airports when it comes to private jet departures than any other state with seven airports, including Van Nuys, Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County, San Jose, Oakland, Burbank and San Francisco International. Texas tied for second with six airports in the mix – Love Field, Austin, Hobby, San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Addison. Florida, also with six airports in the 50 busiest, includes Palm Beach, Opa-Locka, Ft. Lauderdale Executive, Ft. Lauderdale International, Naples, Miami International and Boca Raton. However, when it came to the busiest region, New York with 130,230 departures beat out South Florida (99,197), Los Angeles (82,565), Dallas (66,528) and Chicago (57,268), according to data provided by TRAQPak. Overall, there were 3,062,634 total departures for flights tracked in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, plus Canada. 

The Busiest Days And Airports For Private Jet Travel During The Holidays

December 22nd is projected to be the busiest day for private jet travel during the holidays with over 9,000 flights

Palm Beach International Airport is expected to be the busiest destination for the private jet set this upcoming holiday season with an average of more than 130 business aviation arrivals per day during the period while Dec. 22 is expected to be the busiest day with 9,072 flights. That’s according to ARGUS TRAQPak which released its projections for the busiest destinations and days for business aircraft travel during the holiday season. The data includes all Part 135 flights in U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, plus the Caribbean and Canada, excluding cargo, scheduled Part 135 and fractional operators. There are approximately 7,500 aircraft in the Part 135 fleet. There are about 28,000 commercial flights in the U.S on a given day.

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