There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding private air travel. As most people only fly commercial airlines, not many people get to experience this alternative. Private air travel is often considered to only be available to famous movie starts or business moguls. Here are three things you didn’t know about private air travel.
1. Private air travel connects more places in the world.
The sheer size of commercial airlines lead many to believe that this sector of the industry has more connections throughout the world. While commercial airlines may fly more often, they actually have fly to fewer locations than private options. There are only 550 commercial airports in the world. No matter how often you fly on commercial airlines, you’ll always leave from, transfer or land in one of these airports. On the other hand, private air travel has access to over 4,000 airports in the United States alone. This number is significantly higher when traveling internationally. Private air travel is more easily accommodated than commercial airlines. This means that more airports around the world are willing to accept private air travel over commercial methods.
2. The United States has the highest concentration of private airline traffic.
As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, the United States has the most private jet traffic. This explains why the United States has such a high number of private airports from coast to coast. In total, the U.S. makes up about half of the total private jet traffic in the world. The entire continent of Europe comes in behind the United States and accounts for about 20% of the total global traffic. Latin and South America combined only make up about 12% of this traffic. The United States also has the highest number of self-made millionaires in the world. This impressive statistic may contribute to the sheer amount of private jet traffic in the U.S.
3. The Super Bowl is the one event that attracts the most private jets.
The Super Bowl is always one of the most watched programs in the United States. The NFL can expect there to be well over 100 million viewers each and every year. What most people don’t realize is that this event also attracts the most private jets out of any event in the world. As tickets to the Super Bowl can be very expensive, it is safe to assume that some very wealthy people are arriving to enjoy the game live. During this night, private air travel is simply the easiest and most convenient way to travel for those who have the option.
Traveling by private jet isn’t something many people consider to be possible for the average person. In reality, there are several advantages to flying private as opposed to commercial airlines.