Air Partner’s private jets business saw a 57 percent year-over-year increase in global JetCard bookings between February 1 and June 30, the UK-based global charter broker and aviation services group reported late last week. At the same time, the number of new members climbed 37 percent while customer deposits increased 85 percent.
The U.S. market is behind much of the growth. Bookings in this region are up 152 percent and the number of new JetCard members increased 225 percent. Air Partner Americas president David McCown attributed the sustained demand from high-net-worth individuals, adding that “we expect to see the momentum continue.”
In the UK, bookings are 6.3 percent higher and customer deposits increased 82 percent, despite what Air Partner said was a wider, downward market trend in the country due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.
“It is extremely encouraging to see such strong growth in our private jets business, particularly in the U.S., and the growing popularity of our JetCard product among both new and existing customers globally,” said Air Partner Group CEO Mark Briffa.