Bizav users show increased confidence
According to online charter booking platform PrivateFly, industry figures are showing demand increasing overall against 2016. End users are spending 26% more on business aviation on average, a company statement reads.
Additionally, end users are spending more per flight in 2017, than they were twelve months ago. The findings follow overall industry demand growth of 5% for Q1-2017 for Europe and North America, according to respective data from WINGX Advance and ARGUS International.
“2017 has brought an encouraging 5% increase in flight movements so far to the whole business aviation industry, in both Europe and the US, after several flat years,” comments PrivateFly Co-Founder & Marketing Director Carol Cork. “Travellers are beginning to choose private aviation with confidence again, and others are flying for the first time. Our own findings this year certainly reflect this, with more clients flying for longer, and some starting to trade up to bigger aircraft.”
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PrivateFly recently published a report on booking behaviour for the first three months of 2017, wherein it states that customers are demonstrating increased confidence. Further findings include:
- Average spending per flight was up in every aircraft category against the same period in 2016, and by 26% overall. The average small jet customer spent close to $11.750 and the average long range jet customer $81.250.
- Customers are flying faster, with 63% booking to fly in under a week, versus 57% in 2016. Almost a third flew within 24 hours.
- PrivateFly’s three most popular flight routes in Q1-2017 were London to Nice; Los Angeles to Las Vegas; and London to Paris.
“With our peak period in the summer months, we’re looking forward to a very busy few months ahead,” Cork added.