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Air Charter Services Market Research Report Information By Type (Business Charter Services, Private Charter Services), By Application (Charter Passenger, Charter Freight), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/10007-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| June 2024

Global Air Charter Services Market Overview

Air Charter Services Market Size was valued at USD 32.3 billion in 2022. The air charter services market is projected to grow from USD 34.17 Billion in 2023 to USD 53.65 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032).Increased demand for private jets from high-net-worth individuals, the growing popularity of air charter services among business travelers, and rising demand for emergency medical services and air ambulance transportation are the major market drivers boosting Air Charter Services Market growth.

Air Charter Services Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Air Charter Services Market Trends

  • Growing preference for on-demand air charter services to propel market growth

Air charter services are businesses that hire out complete aircraft to individuals or organizations. People can rent a full airplane and choose the departure and arrival places based on their needs. In addition, tour operators can sell aircraft seats as part of a vacation package or individually through any charter business. Besides, these charter flights offer a variety of advantages to consumers, including the ability to customize their route and cuisine and select departure and arrival terminals nearest to their location.

The air charter services sector is seeing an increase in demand for on-demand services, which allow consumers to rent private jets and helicopters as needed. The increasing demand for flexible and personalized travel alternatives, particularly among business travelers who want swift and efficient transportation, is driving the market CAGR. On-demand air charter services offer greater flexibility, convenience, and time savings by avoiding long check-in and security lines at commercial airports. Moreover, the use of technological platforms and mobile applications has simplified access to on-demand air charter services and the booking of flights. PrivateFly and BookMyCharters, for example, have entirely revolutionized how private planes are reserved, making the procedure as simple as hiring a cab online. These websites also offer additional information and tools for quick bookings, allowing users to make the best decision possible without needing a middleman.

The demand for these services is increasing as a result of the continuous expansion of e-commerce retail and express delivery services, which rely heavily on on-air services, as well as the increased use of private planes by customers for comfort and convenience, which is further expected to drive air charter services market revenue growth during the forecast period. For example, in October 2021, Gulf Air released Boutique Charters, allowing its clients to book private charter flights with personalized itineraries. Government & corporate delegates, group travel, destination weddings, private family vacations, and private freight consignments are all eligible for the new service. This service will be accessible on various aircraft types, including the Airbus A320neo and A321neoLR and the airline's flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Air Charter Services Market Segment Insights

Air Charter Services Type Insights

Based on type, the Air Charter Services Market segmentation includes business charter services and private charter services. The business charter services category generated the most income (61.5%) due to rising demand for private air travel for business purposes, flexibility in flight schedules and routes, personalized services and amenities, enhanced safety and security measures, and an increase in the number of business activities worldwide. Accessing remote or difficult-to-reach regions and avoiding the congestion and delays associated with commercial flights also contribute to the growth of the business charter services segment in the air charter services industry.

Air Charter Services Application Insights

The Air Charter Services Market segmentation based on application includes charter passengers and charter freight. The charter passengers segment dominated the global market, accounting for 67% of market revenue (21.6 billion), owing to rising demand for exclusive air travel experiences by individuals and groups such as corporate travelers, celebrities, sports teams, and high-net-worth individuals. The increased popularity of air tourism and leisure travel, particularly in emerging nations, further drives the industry. Besides, the COVID-19 epidemic has increased the demand for private air travel. People want to escape congested airports and commercial flights, fueling the expansion of the charter passenger application market. Moreover, the ease and flexibility of customizing flight schedules and destinations provided by air charter service providers contribute to the growing popularity of charter passenger services.

Figure 1: Air Charter Services Market by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Air Charter Services Market by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

The charter freight segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR in the air charter services industry in the coming years. Air freight transportation has various advantages over other means of transportation, including shorter delivery times, lower inventory holding costs, and increased security for high-value commodities. Furthermore, the expansion of e-commerce and the necessity for quick and dependable delivery of goods to consumers fuel demand for air charter freight services. The COVID-19 epidemic has also increased demand for air cargo services, particularly for transferring medical supplies and equipment, which has supported the rise of the air charter freight sector.

Air Charter Services Regional Insights

By Region, the report provides market insights into Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American air charter services market accounted for USD 14.79 billion in 2022 and will likely exhibit a significant CAGR growth in the study period. North America dominates the Air Charter Services Market due to the presence of major players and the high demand for air charter services for business and personal travel. The region has a well-developed aviation industry and is home to several large corporations that require frequent travel for their executives. Additionally, the rise of on-demand air charter services has further driven market growth in this region. The increasing popularity of leisure travel and the growing preference for private jets for exotic destinations also drive the demand for air charter services in North America.

Also, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., German, Canada, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

The European air charter services market accounts for the second-largest global market share owing to the growing demand for private jets and business aviation. The region has a well-developed infrastructure and is home to several leading manufacturers of private jets. The increasing adoption of new and advanced aircraft technologies, coupled with rising investments in the aviation sector, is expected to drive further the growth of the European air charter services industry. Moreover, the increasing popularity of private jet charter services for leisure travel also contributes to this regional market growth. Further, the German air charter services market held the largest market share, and the U.K. air charter services market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia Pacific Air Charter Services Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the increasing demand for private jet charters and rising business travel. The growth in disposable income and the growing preference for luxury travel fuel the regional demand for air charter services. In addition, the rise in tourism and business opportunities in the region, particularly in emerging economies such as China and India, is expected to propel market growth in the coming years. Moreover, the China air charter services market held the largest market share, and the Indian air charter services market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Air Charter Services Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The global air charter services industry is highly fragmented and competitive, with several major players. Leading market players are investing in expanding their fleet size, opening new operational bases, and collaborating with other companies, which is anticipated to drive growth in the air charter services industry. As competition heats up, businesses prioritize crucial market advancements such as cost-effective solutions to attract more clients and expand their market share.

Major players in the air charter services market include Delta Private Jets, XOJET, JetSuite, VistaJet, NetJets, Air Charter Service, Gama Aviation, and others, actively expanding their market presence through strategic initiatives such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships. In addition, these companies are investing heavily in their technological capabilities to improve the overall customer experience and optimize operations in the air charter services industry.

Gama Aviation is a global corporate aviation services provider that provides various services such as air charter, aircraft management, and maintenance. The company was established in 1983 and is based in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Gama Aviation operates in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America with a fleet of over 150 aircraft. Gama Aviation announced the completion of its acquisition of Jet East Aviation Corporation, a U.S.-based aviation services firm specializing in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), in August 2021. The acquisition aims to boost Gama Aviation's presence in the US market and increase its MRO capabilities.

NetJets is a private aviation corporation that provides fractional ownership, leasing, and private jet card programs. The company was founded in 1964 and is based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. NetJets has a fleet of over 700 private planes and serves over 3,000 airports globally. The organization offers personalized travel solutions for people, businesses, and governments, focusing on safety and service excellence. NetJets announced plans to extend its global operations in March 2022 by purchasing new aircraft, notably the Bombardier Global 7500 and the Embraer Praetor 600. The company recently announced the inauguration of new private terminals in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles to offer its customers a more seamless and exclusive travel experience.

Key Companies in the air charter services market include

  • Air Charter Service India Pvt Ltd

  • Gama Aviation

  • Air Partner

  • NetJets

  • Delta Private Jets

  • Asia Jet Partners Ltd

  • Flexjet LLC

  • GlobeAir AG

  • Jet Aviation AG

  • Jet Linx Aviation Inc

  • VistaJet Group Holding Ltd

  • Wheels Up Partners LLC

  • TMC Jets

Air Charter Services Industry Developments

September 2022 Air Charter Service, a major aircraft charter provider, announced the unification of its specialized urgent cargo goods under the ACS time-critical sub-brand. The company will provide customers with go-now cargo aircraft charter services and door-to-door support for their clients' urgent shipments through this initiative.

December 2022 Nutana Aviation, a supplier of flight charter services, has been acquired by EaseMyTrip.

Air Charter Services Market Segmentation

Air Charter Services Type Outlook

  • Business Charter Services

  • Private Charter Services

Air Charter Services Application Outlook

  • Charter Passenger

  • Charter Freight

Air Charter Services Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • The U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • The U.K.

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 32.3 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 34.17 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 53.65 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.8% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018-2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Gama Aviation, Air Charter Service India Pvt Ltd, Air Partner, NetJets, Delta Private Jets, Asia Jet Partners Ltd, Flexjet LLC, GlobeAir AG, Jet Aviation AG, Jet Linx Aviation Inc, VistaJet Group Holding Ltd, Wheels Up Partners LLC, TMC Jets
Key Market Opportunities Growing popularity of business charter jet services for executive travel
Key Market Dynamics Rising demand for cargo charters and air ambulance services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Air Charter Services Market size was valued at USD 32.3 Billion in 2022.

The global market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest revenue share of the global market.

The key players in the market are Gama Aviation, Air Charter Service India Pvt Ltd, Air Partner, NetJets, Delta Private Jets, Asia Jet Partners Ltd, Flexjet LLC, GlobeAir AG, Jet Aviation AG, Jet Linx Aviation Inc, VistaJet Group Holding Ltd, Wheels Up Partners LLC, and TMC Jets.

The business charter services category dominated the market in 2022.

Charter passengers had the largest share of the global market.

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