U.S. Saw 10 Percent More Business Flights in 2022 than in 2019

Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has revealed that there were 4.06 million business aircraft departures in the U.S. in 2022, an increase of around 367,400—or almost 10 percent—when compared with 2019. In fact, each month in 2022 saw a rise in the number of business aircraft departures in the U.S. over the corresponding month in 2019. In terms of utilization of business aircraft in the U.S., the average number of hours flown increased by 3.5 percent when compared with 2019.

“The U.S. business aviation market enjoyed strong growth last year, and a key factor behind this was more people using private jets during COVID-19 and a reluctance among many to give up the considerable benefits they offer,” said Sean McGeough, VP commercial ACJ for North America. “The pandemic resulted in a significant increase in people using business aviation for the first time. This will have a long-term positive impact on the growth of the market.”

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