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Victor Releases Annual Booking Trends for Private Jet Charter Industry

Victor, the leading on-demand private jet charter marketplace, has just released its annual US booking trends for the year 2016, revealing intriguing insight into the year’s top chartered destinations, most commonly used aircraft models, and wider industry growth.

Victor noted a substantial rise in demand for larger jets for significantly longer journeys to adventurous and far flung locations. – a healthy sign that consumer interest in US private aviation is now ‘flying’ less than a decade since the 2008 market crash. Victor bookings of long-range aircraft, like the Gulfstream IV and Bombardier Global 6000 are up 98%.

The data set also provides a welcomed new light on consumer behavior within the private jet charter space. A startling 82% of all Victor routes (route pairings) were unique in 2016. This figure demonstrates that the super-rich and top-level C-suite are rarely duplicating their journeys – instead, targeting a variety of destinations (many to less traditional locales). On demand charter lets fliers utterly tailor their travel to best suits their individual work and leisure needs. The flexibility of ‘on demand’ is proving to be a coveted necessity by ultra high net worth travelers who have been restricted by other companies that only offer designated shuttle routes. Clive Jackson, CEO & Founder of on demand jet charter marketplace Victor states:

“With the ever-changing travel market, we’re constantly keeping a pulse on booking and industry trends so that we’re able to deliver the most satisfying experiences to our customers. Victor’s flexible, on-demand charter is able to evolve with a traveler’s needs, whether it’s longer journeys, alternate aircrafts or a desire for unique destinations, as we saw in 2016.”

Top 10 private jet types in US chartered in 2016

Gulfstream IV – 14 passengers

Hawker 800XP – 8 passengers

Phenom 100 – 5 passengers

Hawker 400XP – 7 passengers

Beechjet 400A – 7 passengers

Citation CJ3 – 8 passengers

Learjet 60 – 7 passengers

Citation CJ2 – 8 passengers

Pilatus PC-12 – 9 passengers

Challenger 601 – 12 passengers

Citation Excel – 10 passengers

 

Top 10 2016 flight destinations – global departure

London (UK)

Nice (France)

Las Vegas (US)

Zurich (Switzerland)

New York (US)

LA (US)

St Bart’s (Caribbean) 

Ibiza (Spain)

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Male (Maldives)

 

Top 10 2016 flight destinations – with US departure

Las Vegas (US)

Miami (US)

New York (US)

LA (US)

Havana (Cuba)

San Jose Del Cabo (Mexico)

Washington DC (US)

Nashville (US)

Nassau (Bahamas)

Ibiza (Spain)

 

Top 10 2016 flight destinations – via longer-range jets

London

Las Vegas

St Maarten

New York

Tokyo

Male

Dar es Salaam

LA

Ibiza

Moscow

 

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