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

NetJets Fleet

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.

Thrive Aviation adds Gulfstream G600

Fast-growing Thrive Aviation enters the large-cabin, long-range business jet marking after cracking the list of largest U.S. private jet charter operators for 2021

Las Vegas-based charter operator Thrive Aviation announced an order for its first Gulfstream aircraft, a G600.

Biggest Part 135 private jet charter companies for 2021 ranked


Part 135 largest charter operators led by Wheels Up as FlyExclusive breaks into the Top 4 behind NetJets’ Executive Jet Management and Vista Global’s XOJet Aviation

Charter operators in 2021 saw flights surge 46% to a record to 1,947,472 hours, according to Argus TraqPak

The list of 2021’s biggest private jet charter companies is once again led by Wheels Up Experience as ranked by Argus TraqPak. See the 2020 list here.

Thrive Aviation

Thrive Aviation

Thrive Aviation Overview

Year Founded2018
LeadershipCurtis Edenfield, CEO
Scott Musselwhite, SVP, Commercial
Anaselia Galli, Senior Director, Customer Engagement & Sales
Brian Harlan, Director of Safety
Juthavachara Vivacharawongse, Director, Maintenance Control
HeadquartersLas Vegas, Nevada
Jet Card Hourly RatesCapped pricing started at $3,325, plus FET for a Citation M2
Related ProductsOn-demand Charter, Aircraft Management
Related CompaniesNA

Thrive Aviation was the 15th largest U.S. operator ranked by charter and fractional flight hours through June 2021, according to Argus TraqPak data.

The company was founded in 2018 and offers a capped pricing jet card program with aircraft on an as-available basis.

It operates a fleet of primarily new from OEM Textron Cessna private jets, including the super-midsize Sovereign, midsize Citation XLS+, and light CJ3+.

Its jet card is included in the Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.

About the company

When was the company founded?


Who owns the Thrive Aviation?

Thrive Aviation is privately held

Who is the CEO?

Curtis Edenfield

How are their aircraft sourced?

Thrive Aviation has an owned fleet or light, midsize, super mid and large cabin private jets

What are the initiation and membership fees?


What is the entry-level program?


Does the jet card offer fixed or capped rate pricing?

Capped pricing on an as available basis

What is the company website?           


Where is the headquarters?

Las Vegas, Nevada

Latest Thrive Aviation News

%d bloggers like this: