Year 2017 passed in a spirit of optimism for the private aviation market. Throughout the year, there was a slight growth in the volume of flights. Customers are once again showing interest in private jet travel and new business jet models are becoming available for commercial flights.
The TOP 3 destinations from Russia still include Nice, London and Sardinia, around 30% of all flights. This is followed by Pisa, Vienna, Geneva and Sochi, which together provide another 17% of traffic.
In addition to flights from Russia to Europe and back, flights within Europe are becoming popular. This is due to both the nuances with the transport system - not all the cities needed by Clients have air communication, and financial ones - flights on light business jets (Phenom 100, Cessna Mustang) are relatively inexpensive, 3000 - 7000 Euro.
When it comes to the popularity of private jet models, optimal choice is terms of price and comfort still prevail. Flights are most often made by a group of passengers (the whole family, partners or friends). In the midsize class, the Cessna XLS + is popular, and in the heavy class Challenger 605, Challenger 850 and Legacy 650.
There are two clear trends in the private jet market - the replacement of old models with new ones and new owners of private aircraft purchasing them on the secondary market. The first, as we see it, shows that the owners of private jets have adapted to the current situation and are ready to plan for the future. The second is due to the attractive offerings of pre-owned private jets. For example, a 13 seat Legacy 600 can be purchased starting from $ 6 million.