PrivateFly Private Jet Charter Trends Report

In today’s new private jet charter landscape, customer is changing; and while privacy and data protection are paramount at PrivateFly, we can draw on trends to examine the changing face of today’s private jet user, and what’s important to them.

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly's Private Jet Charter Trends report, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Each quarter, we analyze data from our booking platform to provide insights around the private jet customer and how they fly. Such as...the most popular private jet destinations; how much it costs to fly by private jet; lead times; favorite aircraft types; customer profiles and more.

YEARLY REPORT: 2019

Private jet trends 2019

KEY FINDINGS OF THE 2019 YEARLY REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were the top private jet destinations 2019?
    We reveal our clients' most-flown places - globally and in the US.
  • WHICH private jets were the most popular?
    Discover our most-chartered aircraft during 2019, including some new additions this year.
  • HOW QUICKLY are private jet customers booking?
    Find out more about our fastest-ever 'go now' flight - when we had a client airborn in just 16 minutes.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Yearly Report for 2019, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

 

Q3: JULY - SEPT 2019

Private jet trends Q3

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q3 2019 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    London, New York City & Nice were our top 3 destinations - with Ibiza and Paris not far behind.
  • WHICH AIRCRAFT were most popular?
    The Nextant 400XTi continued to be our most-chartered aircraft, with the Citation XLS at #2 & the Legacy 600 at #3.
  • HOW were customers searching & booking?
    63% of our online flight searches took place on a mobile - up from 51% last year.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q3 2019, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q2: APR - JUN 2019

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q2 2019 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    Our top destinations now reflect our bigger US footprint, with New York City at the very top.
  • HOW were private jet customers flying?
    The Nextant 400XTi was our most-chartered aircraft model while new aircraft also entered our top 10, including the Hawker 400XP.
  • WHEN were customers taking off?
    Thursday April 18th was our busiest day of the quarter for take-offs, with lots of business flights and Easter holiday travel.
  • And much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q2 2019, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q1: JAN - MAR 2019

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q1 2019 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    Top destinations included London, LA, & Paris - but with ski resorts & Caribbean islands also making the top 10.
  • HOW were private jet customers flying?
    Our top three aircraft saw some usually-dominant Cessna models outflown by the Nextant 400XTi and the Phenom 300.
  • WHEN were the take-off hotspots?
    February 16th was our busiest day of the quarter for take-offs, the start of the school holidays for many families in Europe.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q1 2019, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

YEARLY REPORT: 2018

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE YEARLY 2018 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    Top destinations included London, Paris, New York & Las Vegas.
  • HOW are private jet customers flying?
    The Hawker 800 and Gulfstream GIV were amongst our top 10 most chartered aircraft, alongside a number of Cessna models.
  • HOW are customers searching & booking?
    Mobile usage has grown significantly in a year versus desktop & tablet, and is now at 51%.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Annual Edition for 2018, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q3: JULY - SEPT 2018

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q3 2018 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    Luxury travelers flocked to the Adirondack Mountains this summer.
  • HOW are private jet customers flying?
    The Citation XLS became a top 10 aircraft - and clients were specific about their sleeping requirements.
  • HOW LONG does it take to book a flight?
    25% of clients booked 30+ days before departure - with lead times longer due to lower availability in the summer peak.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q3 2018, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q2: APR - JUNE 2018

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q2 2018 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHAT aircraft are customers flying in?
    While Cessna & Embraer were popular as usual, the HondaJet flew into our Top 10 for the first time - showing its rising charter availability.
  • WHEN are private jet customers flying?
    11am is consistently our most popular take-off time & May 26th was our busiest day for flights this quarter.
  • HOW LONG does it take to book a flight?
    Lead times were slightly longer than last year, with 49% flying within a week - indicating more planned travel. 
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q2 2018, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q1: JAN - MARCH 2018

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q1 2018 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHAT are customers flying in?
    Cessna models were in the top three positions in our most popular aircraft, with other popular aircraft by Embraer also featured. The Gulfstream GIV was our most flown long range jet.
  • WHERE are private jet customers flying?
    Los Angeles made our top 3 destinations for the first time, topped only by London and Paris.
  • HOW are customers booking?
    Customers using mobile is ahead of desktop and tablet users.
  • And much, much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q1 2018, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

YEARLY REPORT: 2017

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE 2017 YEARLY REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE are private flying?
    We reveal our most popular routes and destinations in 2017.
  • HOW MUCH are private jet customers spending?
    Spend per flight was up overall by 19.7% on 2016, with growth in both the long range and small jet categories.
  • HOW are private jet customers booking?
    We saw a clear movement towards flight searches and booking flights via mobile, up to 48% (versus 44% in 2016).
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Yearly report for 2017, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q3: JULY - SEPTEMBER 2017

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q3 2017 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • HOW MANY private jets are flying?
    This quarter was our busiest ever at PrivateFly, and industry-wide August saw activity levels up 1.3% on 2008, for the first time since the recession. This confidence saw our average flight spend up 17% on last year.
  • WHERE are private jet customers flying?
    Summer hotspot Ibiza strengthened its popularity, ranking at no.2 in our destinations list after London (Europe's busiest private jet city, year-round).
  • WHO is flying by private jet?
    Our customers are edging younger with the average PrivateFly customer now in his (or her) 30s. And 1 in 5 passengers in Q3 was a child.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q3 2017, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q2: APR - JUN 2017

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q2 2017 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • HOW MUCH are private jet customers spending?
    Private jet customers spent 39% more per flight on average, compared to the same period last year. See the report for full details.
  • HOW FAST are customers flying by private jet?
    We saw a new speed record in Q2 - arranging a take-off in just 29 minutes at the end of May. Read the report to find out more about this quick booking!
  • HOW are private jet customers booking?
    49% of flight searches in Q2 came from a cellphone, with only 44% coming from a desktop.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q2 2017, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

For previous editions of Private Jet Charter Trend Reports, please email us at sasha@privatefly.com.