Private Jet Charter Leader New Flight Charters experienced a 129 percent increase in flights arriving or departing Jackson Hole, Wyoming during 2009. This is despite a declining economy and overall decrease in Jackson Hole visitors. In 2009 the company booked 62 private flights arriving and departing the Jackson Hole Airport. Nationwide, New Flight Charters reported a sales increase of 5 percent over 2008, against an overall industry decrease estimated at 25-30 percent.
The most popular metropolitan areas for Jackson Hole flights during 2009 for New Flight Charters were: (#1) Scottsdale, AZ; (#2) San Jose/Bay Area, CA; (3#) New York, NY; (#4) Los Angeles, CA; (#5) San Diego, CA; (#6) Salt Lake City, UT; (#7) Palm Springs, CA; and (#8) Las Vegas, NV.
Favored aircraft chosen for these Jackson Hole flights in 2009 included Learjets, Citations, Hawkers, and Gulfstreams, plus Beechcraft King Air and Pilatus PC-12 executive turboprops. Although purposes for flying privately to or from Jackson Hole included business and professional, the vast majority of flights (51 of the 62) were for leisure or personal travel.
“The ‘word-of-mouth’ with Jackson residents and visitors has been great, and our expanding market reach and aircraft availability have allowed us some of the lowest pricing the industry has seen in years, if ever,” said New Flight Charters’ president Rick Colson. “As the private jet market evolves, the quality private flying options continue to grow.” The company also cites their best price guarantee launched in 2009, and a marketing agreement with Chipola Aviation’s Learjets as additional reasons for the increase in flights.
New Flight Charters was awarded to the prestigious Inc. 5000 in 2009, as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the prior four years. The company was the top ranked private jet company, and made the top 40 of all U.S. transportation and logistics companies. New Flight Charters achieved 187 percent growth in sales over the prior four years. The companies that made this prominent list reported aggregate revenue of $214 billion and a median three-year growth rate of 125 percent.