Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 37

By Doug Gollan, September 22, 2022

Asia charter and fractional private jet flights are rebounding, up 73% over Week 37 in 2021 and 46% for the past month

Worldwide private jet activity followed last week’s 8% week-to-week gain with a 4% boost in Week 37, which saw 75,437 departures. That’s less than 3,000 flights off the 52-week high set in Week 25 this year.

Globally, private jet flights this week were 7% higher than the same week in 2021.

According to the latest WingX data, private jet flights globally were up 4% for the trailing four weeks.

U.S. flights surge

The U.S., the world’s largest business aviation market, had a strong week as well.

U.S. private jet flights increased 5% week-to-week to 52,679, putting them 10% above 2021’s totals and up 7% during the past month.

On the flip side, European private flights were down 1% to 14,194 for the week, 9% below last year for Week 37. They are 8% lower over the past month.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 37

MarketWeek 37%Change vs. prior week%Change vs 202152-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global75,4374%7%78,406W25 202259,546W02 2022286,1794%
North America56,7995%10%62,572W14 202246,656W27 2022211,5906%
USA52,6795%10%57,147W14 202242,240W27 2022195,4457%
Florida4,6742%9%10,600W8 20224,297W32 202217,9716%
California4,9501%4%6,391W7 20224,211W27 202219,2431%
Texas5,3185%19%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202219,38311%
Europe14,194-1%-9%17,559W26 20227,583W52 202157,351-8%
UK1,886-0.2%2%2,334W26 2022894W52 20217,6306%
Germany1,75610%-2%1,913W26 2022704W52 20216,220-8%
France2,067-5%-12%3,028W21 20221,045W52 20218,455-11%
Switzerland843-3%-13%1,209W21 2022637W48 20213,435-11%
Italy1,8051%4%2,352W28 2022456W1 20227,015-5%
Middle East1,4513%24%1,577W34 2022918W4 20225,87318%
Africa7161%2%857W19 2022495W52 20212,8474%
Asia1,9332%28%2,286W12 20221,492W37 20217,52221%
South America1,2274%6%1,433W50 2021844W52 20214,7299%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Looking at the charter and fractional market was a different story.

Global private jet flights for fractional and charter operators inched up 1% week-to-week but were 1% below last year’s record pace.

For the past month, charter and fractional private jet flights worldwide are down 4%.

U.S. charter and fractional departures were up 2% week-to-week and the same compared to Week 37 last year. However, they are down 2% over the trailing four weeks.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 37

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 37%Change vs. prior week%Change vs 202152- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global36,6431%-1%39,663W41 202129,588W02 2022140,957-4%
North America26,4912%2%31,369W8 202222,461W35 202299,509-2%
USA25,9182%2%29,890W8 202221,909W35 202297,041-2%
Florida2,390-2%-2%6,065W52 20212,150W35 20229,263-3%
California3,0820.3%1%3,970W7 20222,686W27 202211,996-3%
Texas2,010-1%0%2,671W10 20221,625W27 20227,6060%
Europe9,729-0.5%-8%12,441W27 20225,530W52 202139,808-10%
UK1,317-0.1%0%1,681W26 2022685W2 20225,4261%
Germany1,17610%-1%1,241W26 2022508W52 20214,196-7%
France1,420-5%-11%2,233W21 2022703W2 20225,894-13%
Switzerland585-7%-18%819W21 2022427W17 20222,472-13%
Italy1,330-0.4%3%1,802W28 2022336W1 20225,253-8%
Middle East629-1%12%882W34 2022319W3 20222,89019%
Africa14410%17%180W13 202292W5 2022496-5%
Asia26110%73%309W43 2021151W37 20211,03446%
South America17-45%21%35W50 20217W38 20218656%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

For the Week that ended Sept. 18, 2022, Asia private jet charter and fractional flights were 73% higher than last year.

They are also up 46% over the last month.

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