Branded private jet charter operators set flight records in March

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Overall, private aviation activity in March was up 30% compared to 2020, but down 8% compared to 2019

Business aviation activity surged 30% in March compared to the same period in 2020. However, private jet flights were still 8% down compared to 2019, according to WingX.

U.S. private jet charter market hitting record levels in March

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March private jet charter flights to Florida are 19% higher than 2020 and 2019 levels, WingX reports

March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb, goes the old saying. According to WingX’s weekly private jet tracking report, the U.S. private jet market has been all big cat this month so far.

Private jet flights increase share of worldwide fixed-wing flights by 58%

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Private jets’ share of global fixed-wing flight activity has increased to 19% this year compared to 12% prior to 2020, according to WingX

Private aviation accounted for 19% of all fixed-wing activity so far this year compared with 12% for the same period in 2020, according to WingX. That’s despite a year-to-date decline of 8% for private flying comparing with a 24% dive last year. It also reflects the continued swoon for scheduled airlines.

Private jet travel recovery stuck at 85%, says WingX

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Private aviation consultants WingX says the private jet recovery had plateaued for the time being

The recovery in private jet traffic at this point appears to be hitting a ceiling of around 85% compared to 2019. That’s the assessment from Wing-X weekly’s global tracking report.

And while that sounds good compared to other sectors of the travel industry, it equates to a reduction of about 50,000 fewer private aviation sectors since the start of September. Including private jets and turboprops. In terms of hours, just over 550,000 hours have been operated in that period, an 18% year-over-year drop.

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