How Art Basel and Uber-style apps are helping fuel Miami’s private jet industry


    Art Basel’s Miami Beach fair brings booming business for many high-end service providers. Think $500-per-night hotels, celebrity-chef restaurants, caterers, chauffeurs.

    Add private jet travel to the list. Spurred by Art Basel and the dozens of other art fairs opening this week, this once-sleepy South Florida industry is taking off.

    And it’s not just the art crowd taking to their own personal skies. As well-heeled businesspeople flee tax-heavy states — and cold weather — in favor of South Florida, more private flights are taking off and landing in South Florida.