PrivateFly Private Jet Charter Trends report

In today’s private jet charter landscape, the 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 latest Private Jet Charter Trends report, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Each quarter, we analyse 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 does it cost to fly by private jet; lead times; favourite aircraft types; customer profiles and more.

Q3: JULY - SEPT 2018

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q3 2018 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE were customers flying?
    Luxury hotspot Mykonos flew into our top 10 destinations for the first time.
  • HOW are private jet customers flying?
    The Hawker 800 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 Q1

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 featuring. 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 now at a level with desktop activity for the first time. 
  • 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 39% (versus 31% 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 - JUNE 2017

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q2 2017 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • HOW MUCH are private jet customers spending?
    Average spend was up 39% overall, and up in every aircraft category - indicating increasing customer confidence in private jet travel and in online booking platforms. 
  • HOW are customers searching for private jet prices?
    Mobile surpassed desktop for the first time, with more and more customers taking to their smartphones to arrange their private jet travel.
  • WHERE are private jet customers flying?
    Nice Cote d'Azur topped our destination list in Q2 for the first time, followed by London, Paris and Ibiza.
  • HOW FAST are private jet customers taking off?
    Lead times were longer overall but one client took off in just 29 minutes, a new driveway-to-runway record. See the report for the full story.
  • And much much more…

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

Q1: JAN - MAR 2017

Private jet trends Q4

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q1 2017 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • HOW MUCH are private jet customers spending?
    We saw average spend per flight increasing in every aircraft category against Q1 2016, and up 26% overall. This follows industry growth, indicating increasing customer confidence in private jet travel. See the report for full details.
  • HOW FAST are customers flying by private jet?
    More customers are flying faster than this time last year, with 63% booking to fly in under a week (57% in 2016). Almost a third flew within 24 hours and the fastest 'go now' flew in 31 minutes.
  • WHERE are private jet customers flying?
    Our three most popular routes in Q1 were London to Nice; Los Angeles to Las Vegas; and London to Paris. See the report for more plus our top 10 destinations.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q1 2017, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q4: OCT - DEC 2016

Private jet trends Q3

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q4 2016 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE are private jet customers flying?
    We saw a more concentrated number of flight destinations in Europe as business travel demand returned after the leisure peak (132 versus 245 in Q3). See the report for the top 3.
  • WHO was flying by private jet?
    Fewer flights had children on board this quarter (passengers under 16 were 27% down on Q3).
  • WHEN are private jet flying?
    Lead times were slightly longer than Q3 but most customers are still taking off within a week of booking.
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q4 2016, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q3: JULY - SEPT 2016

Private jet trends Q3

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q3 2016 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHEN are private jet customers flying?
    Speedy spontaneous travel was even more apparent this quarter, with 11% of flights booking the same day as take-off (compared to just 8% in Q2).
  • HOW MUCH do private jet customers spend?
    Average spend per charter increased against Q2 as passenger needs changed. See the report to see by how much...
  • WHERE are private jet customers flying to?
    Popular business cities dropped out of our Top 3 destination spots and were replaced with these two summer hot spots...
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q3 2016, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q2: APRIL - JUNE 2016

Private jet trends

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q2 2016 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE are private jet customers flying to?
    While business destinations like London stayed at the top, some European leisure destinations began to sneak their way into the Top 3 most popular destinations by our customers.
  • HOW MUCH do private jet customers spend?
    The average spend per charter decreased this quarter, compared to Q1. See the report to see by how much...
  • HOW are private jet customers flying?
    49% of our customers flew on small jets during Q2, an increase compared to those who flew by small jet in Q1.
  • HOW LONG does it take to book a flight?
    58% of our customers flew within the same week they booked a private jet flight, but when did the rest wait until they flew?
  • And much much more…

To receive a complete copy of PrivateFly’s Private Jet Charter Trends Q2 2016, email us at sasha@privatefly.com.

Q1: JANUARY - MARCH 2016

Private jet trends

KEY FINDINGS OF THE Q1 2016 REPORT INCLUDE:

  • WHERE are private jet customers flying to?
    Paris was the second most popular global destination for our private jet passengers at the beginning of this year. But which city came top?
  • HOW MUCH do private jet customers spend?
    The average spend per charter in Q1 ranged between £52,930 and £4,020. See how this varies by aircraft type.
  • HOW LONG does it take to book a private jet flight?
    Nearly half of passengers book their flight on the same day as they enquire, while 12% of our passengers both book and fly within 24 hours.
  • WHO flies by private jet?
    63% of PrivateFly passengers in Q1 were male and 14% of our passengers were under the age of 16. But how many had pets on board?