U.S. private jet charter industry leader New Flight Charters reports flight activity for the first quarter of 2011 increased 37.0% over 2010. The company arranged 248 flights during the quarter, over 181 flights for the same period in 2010.
A notable increase came in the number of large jet charters, including Gulfstreams, Challengers and Falcons, which increased 278% over 2010 and represented 14% of total charter flights for the quarter. Charters with other size aircraft were up 20.1% overall and proportionally remained constant. All aircraft sectors increased, with the large jet category up exponentially.
Costs for large jet charters averaged $45,924 overall for the quarter and included flights to/from Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Leisure flights were the primary type of charter.
"Large jets are back to pre-recession numbers," said New Flight Charters president Rick Colson,"Family vacations internationally were a large reason, specifically to the Caribbean." The typical large jet trip was 8-11 family members flying more than 5 hours to the Caribbean for a week's vacation. Flights were from the nearest local airport, and non-stop each way, with over-flight privileges from US Customs, making it extremely convenient and easy for large families to travel internationally.
About New Flight Charters
Since 2003 the aviation experts at New Flight Charters have arranged the leading values in private jet charter. New Flight Charters has experienced record growth and was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2009 and 2010, making it the fastest growing U.S. air charter service over the past five years.
Flights arranged by New Flight Charters have a perfect safety history. Not restricted to any certain fleet or network, clients choose from arguably the largest selection of top-rated FAA-certified Part-135 direct air carriers nationwide or foreign equivalent. The company recently published Five Questions For Your Air Charter Service, to help private fliers lower their personal and financial risk, and ensure a quality and reputable organization is handling their private charter flight.
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