For the first seven days of June Part 135 flights reached 68% of 2019 levels while fractional flying was at 65%; Airline passengers rebounded to 15% of last year’s totals

The most recent data from Argus and the TSA shows private jet travel’s strong rebound while passenger counts for airline flights remained at just 15% of 2019 levels, although also gaining.

The trend was the friend for the private aviation industry as flights through June 7 followed the positive news from May, including Memorial Day weekend.

Argus data shows Part 135 charter operators were at 68% of 2019 levels for the first seven days of June. That follows a 53% mark last month, 33% at the nadir in April, and 73% in June.

Part 135 Private Jet Charter Operator Flights

June through June 7 and May, April, and March

Date 2020 2019% of 2019
6/7/20          2,292             2,57389%
6/6/20          2,277             2,76782%
6/5/20          2,351             3,07077%
6/4/20          2,442             3,23575%
6/3/20          2,539             3,65769%
6/2/20          2,051             3,92752%
6/1/20          1,613             3,64344%
June
(through June 7)
        15,565           22,87268%
May        55,167         104,11553%
April        32,929           99,80233%
March        76,377         104,31973%
Source: Argus

Separately, fractional fleet operators, which included NetJets and Flexjet, saw month-to-date June flying at 65% of last year’s totals. It follows a May rebound to 46% of 2019 levels and 20% in April after 70% in March, the beginning of the Covid-19 downturn.

Fractional Operator Private Jet Flights

June through June 7 and May, April, and March

Date 2020 2019% of 2019
6/7/20             682             86978%
6/6/20             638          1,12557%
6/5/20             701          1,00470%
6/4/20             695             98071%
6/3/20             707          1,05467%
6/2/20             632          1,13456%
6/1/20             733          1,18262%
June
(through June 7)
          4,788          7,34865%
May        16,281        35,76746%
April          6,777        34,48020%
March        24,486        35,17470%
Source: Argus

For the airlines which have dramatically scaled back flights, traffic as counted by the TSA was at 15% of 2019 levels during the first week of June. That’s still better than 10% in May and 5% in April when passenger totals bottomed out at just 5% of last year’s totals.

TSA U.S. Airline Passenger Throughput

June through June 7 and May, April, and March

Date20202019% of 2019
6/7/20441,2552,669,86017%
6/6/20353,0162,225,95216%
6/5/20419,6752,649,80816%
6/4/20391,8822,623,94715%
6/3/20304,4362,370,15213%
6/2/20267,7422,247,42112%
6/1/20353,2612,499,00214%
June
(through June 7)
2,531,26717,286,14215%
May7,165,82974,499,25310%
April3,287,00870,124,5915%
March35,139,50272,680,06548%
Source: TSA
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