Global aviation services group Air Partner has reported an exceptionally busy bank holiday weekend following travel problems with commercial flights.
Enquiries for Air Partner’s private jet services were up 76% compared to a typical three-day weekend, with the most popular destinations being Barcelona, Lisbon, Nice, Palma and Faro.
Julia Timms, marketing directors at Air Partner, said, “Colleagues have worked over the weekend to support new enquiries and our existing JetCard clients – to help get them to their destinations at the last minute.
“While private jets supply has held up, landing and take-off slots into popular and restricted destinations, such as Ibiza, have become hard to come by as the number of people turning to private jets increased.
“Many families had planned to go abroad for the bank holiday or half term holiday, and traditionally there are very few last-minute seats available at this time of year, so some people have been turning to private aviation as an alternative.”