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Stats from above #12

A monthly overview of the most interesting business aviation insights – April 2024

May 28, 2024

It's almost the end of the month and that means that it's time for the next installment in our monthly blog, Stats from Above. In our ongoing series, we focus on some of the most intriguing statistics from the world of business aviation including popular destinations, busiest routes, and airports, as well as the most used types of jets. In this month’s edition of our blog, we’ll be zooming in on the stats from April. If you’d like to get up to speed on the previous statistics we suggest you read up the Stats From Above from March.

Stats from Above

So, without further ado, let’s take a peek at the stats provided to us by our partners from the EBAA. In April there were 1,465 active airports responsible for 55,615 arriving flights. With the weather getting warmer we can see that the increase of numbers remains a recurring trend. The increase in the number of flights goes hand in hand with an increase in the number of active airplanes which is 4,413. Turboprops remain the clear leader when it comes to the number of departing flights with 14,194 under their belt, Light Jets come in second with 10,005 departing flights, and Super Light Jets come in third accounting for 7,160 departing flights.

Busiest airports and routes

We’ve looked at some of the basic statistics now let’s move on to the busiest airports and routes. Interestingly there was no reshuffle on the list, all of the busiest airports from the previous month have remained on the list and they’ve even managed to maintain their positions. Paris Le Bourget came in first with 2,018 flights, Geneva Cointrin Airport came in second with 1,241 flights and the Nice-Côte d'Azur airport came in third with 1,182 flights.

Let’s take a look at what events took place in Paris in April, that would explain its popularity with jetsetters. For art lovers, the Fondation Louis Vuitton hosted an exhibition showcasing the Architectural Journey of Frank Gehry. Continuing on that note the French capital also hosted the Art Paris 2024 cosmopolitan art fair at the Grand Palais Ephémère. The Paris Marathon also took place in April, allowing amateur athletes to have a taste of running in the city before elite runners converge on the city for the Paris Summer Olympics.

Jet of the month Cessna Citation X

April’s jet of the month is the Cessna Citation X, a standout in the Cessna Citation Family of jets, which also features popular models like the Citation XLS, Citation CJ3, and Citation Sovereign. The Citation X, a super-midsize jet, was manufactured between 1996 and 2018. And while it isn’t in production anymore, it remains a symbol of speed and luxury in private aviation.

Designed for efficiency and comfort, the Cessna Citation X typically accommodates eight passengers, ensuring they travel in style and comfort. This super-midsize jet is powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce AE3007C1 jet engines positioned at the rear, enabling it to cruise at speeds of approximately 460knots or 851 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest business jets. With a range of about 3,105 nautical miles or 5,750 kilometers, the Citation X is perfect for long-distance travel.

Inside, the Citation X boasts a luxurious cabin featuring double club seating arrangements, allowing up to eight passengers to sit comfortably with generous legroom. The cabin is equipped with foldable tables, ideal for work or dining, which can be stowed away when not in use. A lavatory is included on board, and depending on the configuration, passengers can enjoy inflight entertainment on the installed screens.

If you’re considering purchasing a Cessna Citation X, several factors will have an impact on the final price – the private jet’s age, design and configuration, maintenance history, and total flight hours it has incurred over its service. On average, you’d be looking at a price ranging from US$ 2 million and climbing all the way up to US$ 5 million. The Citation X is quite popular, typically spending only around four to five months on the market once listed. Therefore, if you’re interested in acquiring one, it’s advisable to act swiftly.

If you're in the market for a Cessna Citation X and need guidance on the purchasing process, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to assist you on your journey to owning this exceptional aircraft.

Marian Jancarik - Jetron’s Managing Director.

Marian Jancarik

JETRON’s Managing director
Marian is more than 20 years in aviation. You can read about his career path here. In his free time, Marian loves to play golf, ski and spend some quality time with family and friends.

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