ARGUS International's market intelligence team has tracked a major milestone in the post-pandemic return of the business aviation industry. On 1 July it recorded 12,345 business aviation flights in North America. This was the largest single day of operations since 20 March 2008.
“Business aviation continues to show that we are well past recovery mode and into growth mode," says ARGUS VP of market intelligence Travis Kuhn. “While we are seeing strong leisure demand in these numbers it appears we are looking at an industry that is five to ten per cent larger post-pandemic than it was pre-pandemic."
TRAQPak data dating back to 1 January 2007 shows only 11 days in 14.5 years that have surpassed 12,000 flights in one day. 1 July of this year was the sixth busiest day in that timeframe. All 11 of these 12,000+ days took place in 2007 and 2008, except for 1 July 2021.