The busiest private jet airports in 2020 saw drops at 22 of 25, including a 50% drop in flights at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, which remained the busiest private jet airport in the U.S.
Nearly 90% of the busiest private jet airports in the United States saw a drop in departures for COVID-19 ravaged 2020 compared to the full year of 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.
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.