business travelers. Execs are hoping wealthy vacationers can make up the difference.



a group of people posing for the camera: Private aviation is at a crossroads following a busy summer for leisure travel and executives are waiting to see if business travel rebounds in the fall. XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/Business Insider


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Private aviation is at a crossroads following a busy summer for leisure travel and executives are waiting to see if business travel rebounds in the fall. XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

  • Private aviation executives say the industry has succeeded in gaining back most of the business lost to the pandemic but the recovery isn’t yet complete.
  • Private jet travel bounced back in the summer after some firms booked no flights at all in late March and April with the fall looking similarly promising thanks to a new market of leisure flyers.
  • Firms are moving to capture as much of the new market as possible by scaling up, adopting advanced scheduling and pricing systems, and enhancing safety protocols. 
  • Business Insider spoke with eight private aviation executives to learn
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