UK-headquartered PrivateFly, part of Directional Aviation, has just published its Private Jet Charter Trends report for Q2 2019. The results now reflect its doubled size and greater global presence, after sister company Skyjet was integrated with PrivateFly earlier in the year.
The report looks back at PrivateFly's flight activity and customer behaviour for the period between April and June, and key findings show PrivateFly's top destination worldwide was New York City, followed by Washington DC. The significance of the northeast US was also apparent in the company's top global route pair of New York City and Boston.
In Europe, Nice Cote d'Azur was at number one and third worldwide, with the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix pushing the region above London and Paris. Madrid was higher than usual at number five, thanks to flights to the Champions League Final.
The Nextant 400XTi was PrivateFly's most-chartered aircraft model in Q2 for the first time, with the company's City Pairs fixed pricing offer driving strong demand in Europe. This is backed by industry figures for June, with the aircraft now in Europe's top three fastest-growing charter aircraft types year-on-year (source: WingX-Advance Business Aviation Insight, June 2019).
The report also reveals strong demand for larger aircraft, with long range and super-midsize jets used for 32 per cent of PrivateFly's charters as opposed to 17 per cent in 2018.
CEO Adam Twidell comments: “Our new report reflects a bigger and more global PrivateFly, with a strong and growing footing in both Europe and the US. Becoming a larger entity is bringing many benefits to us as a business and allowing us to innovate and enhance our offering to clients, operators and partners. The rapid rise of the Nextant 400XTi in Europe demonstrates this, following the success of our City Pairs launch in Europe this year.”
PrivateFly is a booking platform for on demand private jet charter and part of Directional Aviation's OneSky group of companies. With thousands of accredited aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with a team of aviation experts, available 24/7.
The company holds Argus Certified Broker and Wyvern Broker best practice accreditations and is a preferred partner of luxury travel network Virtuoso. Established in 2008, its global headquarters are located in St Albans, UK while the US operation is headquartered in Boston. It has a sales office focused on the Americas in Fort Lauderdale.