PrivateFly heralds busiest ever period in Q3 2018


PrivateFly has released its quarterly insights report for July-September (Q3), which was the company’s busiest period ever for flight activity, up 42% year-on-year.

Reflecting the seasonal leisure peak in Europe, the on-demand charter platform’s top 10 destinations included several holiday hotspots, in addition to year-round hubs such as London, Nice and Paris. Summer hotspots Ibiza, Malaga and Palma all ranked highly, with Mykonos moving into the top 10.

Carol Cork, co-founder and marketing director at PrivateFly, said, “The Hawker 800 was a noticeable favorite with our clients this summer thanks to its increasing availability in Europe, with a number of new, well-priced aircraft becoming available on the charter market.

“While the rise of Mykonos has been apparent for a couple of years now, this summer it made a very firm marker on the luxury travel map with our clients.”

The findings are part of PrivateFly’s latest insights report Private Jet Charter Trends, which reveals the booking and flying behavior of its private jet customers between July and September 2018.

Other findings included more clients booked further ahead to secure availability in this peak period, with 25% of flights booked 30 days or more before departure; and 14% of passengers in this period were children under the age of 16.

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