The worldwide market for private jets totals 4.7 million flights annually. The US represents the vast majority of these flights, with 3.1 million annual flights or 65% of the market. Europe is the second largest segment accounting for 15% of the market, followed by Asia, South America and Canada.
The non-commercial segment, also known as Part 91 in the U.S. market, consists primarily of individual owned planes used for non-commercial purposes. In the U.S., it represents the largest segment on an activity basis with approximately 1.6 million annual flights.
The commercial segment, known as Part 135 in for profit purposes. This is the second largest segment of the U.S. market with annual flights of approximately 1.1 million.
The fractional segment is a multi- ownership structure where many individuals own a portion of the aircraft and share their access based on the ownership. This segment is the smallest segment, accounting for just under 400k flights in the U.S. What's a product or service you'd like to show.
Mint Air addresses the Part 135 market. This segment consists of four plane types including turbo-prop, light jet, mid-size and heavy jet representing a total of 2.8 million annual flight hours and revenues of $10.7 billion. Within the Part 135 market, Mint Air focuses primarily on the mid-size and heavy jet segments. These two segments account for most of the market opportunity in the U.S. with annual revenues of $7.9 billion, or 74% of the total Part 135 market.
Mint Air’s business strategy is to buy used aircraft in the open market and lease them to charter operators. By purchasing used planes in the aftermarket, Mint Air takes advantage of the recent decline in aircraft prices to increase the return on investment. From 2014 to 2019, as the charter market has improved, prices have declined substantially.
By providing charter operators with unencumbered access to its planes, they can avoid the high customer servicing and inefficiencies associated with the typical individual high-net- worth owners. As a result, Mint Air will receive priority with flights - resulting in the maximum lift for its planes. Mint Air’s strategy is to target the larger charter operators, who have a fleet of 15 or more, to provide them with additional capacity. The Company will require commitments from these charter operators before purchasing any aircraft to minimize any placement risk.
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