The 15 most popular private jet destinations for the ultra-wealthy right now, from Spain's most famous party town to the Bahamas
- Private jet travel is on the rise across the globe, Bloomberg reported.
- The wealthy favor private jets for short flights to islands located within a few hours of business hubs, according to Bloomberg.
- Mallorca, the Bahamas, and the Philippines were among the most popular destinations for private jets in 2018, according to the report.
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As airports become more crowded and flight delays more frequent, the world's wealthiest are increasingly turning to private jets as their travel method of choice.
The number of flights on private jets jumped 10% in 2018, a Bloomberg analysis of Knight Frank and WingX data found. The ultra-wealthy prefer the comfort and convenience of private flights to commercial ones for shorter flights, but still book seats on commercial airlines for long-haul flights, analysts told Bloomberg.Read more: From NASA artifacts retrieved from the ocean floor to vintage photographs, take a look at 7 billionaires' collections
Mallorca and the Bahamas were among the frequent destinations for private jets in 2018, according to Bloomberg. The majority of flights to the Bahamas originated in the United States and Canada, while many flights to Mallorca originated in mainland Spain or Germany.
There were over 30,000 private flights to islands in North and South America in 2018, Bloomberg found.
Keep reading to learn more about the 15 most popular destinations for private jets.