Flexjet, one of the world’s largest private aviation providers, reported overall new business growth of 83 percent when comparing Q1 2013 versus Q1 2012. This included 48% growth in jet card sales.
“With the economy picking up speed, owners who have been tentative since the downturn have started to gain more confidence and are taking more and more trips,” said Deanna White, President, Flexjet. “Having the Dow Jones Industrial Average reach a record-breaking 15,000 points is not only a significant financial milestone, but also very good for our industry.
During the Easter travel weekend, Flexjet recorded flying hours at levels not seen since the height of the market in 2007. As a result, Flexjet is currently hiring pilots to satisfy the increasing demand.
Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services.