According to a recent Airbus survey of senior executives at US companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue, 89% expect their company to increase its use of business aviation in 2023. 2% were unsure about their usage in 2023, and only 2% said it would decrease.
When respondents were asked why they expected an increase in usage, the highest (81%) indicated an increased reliance on business aviation during the Covid pandemic, while a third 2 because it has become easier to reduce the carbon footprint of private flights. More than 60 percent cite continuing problems in the civil aviation sector, and 54 percent attribute the increase to organizations’ increasing focus on staff health. Finally, 36% of those survey respondents indicated that they expect to spend more time visiting clients and business prospects in the coming year.
“Our survey shows that many senior executives want to use business aviation more in the coming year because they recognize the benefits of flying privately,” said private Airbus Corporate Jets North. Sean McGee, Vice President of the Americas, said. “However, this growth is also being driven by the sector’s improving sustainability record.”