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U.S. business aviation market enjoys double-digit percentage growth compared to 2019

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U.S. business aviation market enjoys double-digit percentage growth compared to 2019 - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets reveals there were around 2.76 million business aircraft departures in the U.S. during the first eight months of 2022, an increase of over 303,000 or 12.3 percent when compared to the same period in 2019. Every month between January and August this year there was a rise in U.S. business aircraft departures when compared to the corresponding months in 2019. The monthly increases range from 8.2 percent in August, to 17.7 percent in March.

Monthly comparisons

Percentage increase in business aircraft departures 

Jan 2019 – Jan 2022


Feb 2019 – Feb2022


Mar 2019 – Mar 2022  


Apr 2019 – Apr 2022


May 2019 – May 2022


Jun 2019 – Jun 2022 


Jul 2019 – Jul 2022


Aug 2019 – Aug 2022


ACJ offers a range of large business aircraft, the latest of which is the ACJ TwoTwenty, launched in October 2020, creating a whole new market segment ‘The Xtra Large Bizjet.’ 

The ACJ TwoTwenty is a new and unique value proposition for business aviation buyers. It combines intercontinental range, enabling the aircraft to fly over 12 flight hours, with unmatched personal space, providing comfort for each passenger with 786 square feet of floor space. It is the only business jet featuring six wide VIP living areas of around 130 square feet each.

When looking at some of the busiest  airports for large business aircraft departures in the U.S., Francis S Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach saw a rise of 37.9 percent in August when compared to the same month in 2019,  Dallas Love Field Airport in Dallas saw an increase of  33.6 percent and Opa Locka Executive in Miami a rise of  25.7 percent.

Some of the busiest airports by number of large business aircraft departures

Aug 2022 departures vs. Aug 2019 – all business aircraft

Aug 2022 departures vs. Aug 2019 – large business jets

KLAS, LAS, Harry Reid Intl., 
Las Vegas



KVNY, VNY, Van Nuys, 
Los Angeles



KHPN, HPN, Westchester County, New York



KBUR, BUR, Bob Hope, Los Angeles



KSNA, SNA, John Wayne -Orange County, Los Angeles 



KDAL, DAL, Love Field, 



KFOK, FOK, Francis S Gabreski, Westhampton Beach



KIAD, IAD, Dulles Intl., Washington



KOPF, OPF, Opa Locka Executive, Miami



Sean McGeough, VP Commercial ACJ for North America., said: “Despite global economic and political volatility, the business aviation market in the U.S. is enjoying strong growth,” said Sean McGeough, VP Commercial ACJ for North America. There are several reasons for this, including a significant increase in new ‘first-time’ users of business aircraft during the worst of the COVID-19 crisis who now want to continue flying privately, to employers placing a growing focus on the well-being of their managers, to new innovative aircraft being launched that have a greater focus on efficiency and sustainability.”

The ACJ TwoTwenty offers unbeatable economics and unrivaled reliability at the same price as ultra-long-range business jets. It occupies the same parking space as competing business jets and can take off from the same airports, but its operating costs are one-third less. It also has the quietest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category.

ACJ is working as part of the global Airbus family to optimize its environmental performance, reduce noise and create responsible solutions that support both its sustainability ambitions and customers’ goals.

The ACJ TwoTwenty, thanks to its advanced design and the most efficient engines of any large business jet, is the quietest aircraft in the LR/ULR marketplace, delivering an 18 decibel noise margin versus current regulations and up to 20 percent lower fuel burn versus previous-generation aircraft.

As with all ACJ aircraft, the ACJ TwoTwenty is certified to fly with a 50% blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The goal is to achieve 100 percent SAF certification by 2030.

More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

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