While the FAA reports a decline of 3.7% in flights for 2012, the private-charter sector of the industry remained strong in 2012, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Charter flights on midsize aircraft declined by only1%, and super midsize and heavy jets charters remained the same as in a year-over-year analysis compared to 2011’s figures. Charters on light jets were down 8% in 2012. Light jets made up 41% of all charter flights in 2012. The data was provided by New Flight Charters and based on stats from more than 1,100 flights.
Midsize jets made up 20% of all flights, and executive turboprops were used for 29% of private charters.
The report lists the top three aircraft for each category.