Avinode surpasses half a million charter inquiries in June
Avinode, an online marketplace for buying and selling aircraft charters, has surpassed half a million charter requests in June.
Avinode recorded a total of more than 532,000 charter requests worldwide. The number of Avinode requested flights in Europe, Middle East and Africa increased by 27% compared to June 2016 – while requests in the US alone increased 112% compared to June 2016.
Oliver King, Acting CEO, Avinode Group said: “Across the business aviation industry, operators are reporting a hike in business for June 2017 versus last year – great news for the industry. There has also been much discussion regarding an upturn in the economic outlook for the eurozone countries. In the Avinode Marketplace, in the eurozone countries alone, we have seen an increase of 30% in June 2017 versus June 2016.”
France saw the greatest demand for business aviation, up 10% in June in the Avinode marketplace versus June 2016. Spain saw impressive growth, with requests up 76%.
The largest growth was in Malta – with inquiries up 300% over June 2016 – mostly driven by operators relocating under the Maltese registry.
“For the summer months, leisure demand to the Mediterranean is really driving the increase this year. Popular destinations such as the Cote d’Azur, Ibiza and Mykonos are all up on last year. Business aviation has not yet returned to its highest levels recorded pre-recession, but the Avinode Marketplace has seen strong growth in the US, now being matched by a positive upturn in Europe, leaving us excited about the foreseeable future for the industry.” Added King.