Florida private jet flights surge 6% week-to-week ahead of Hurricane Ian as global private jet flight activity treads water

Worldwide private jet flight activity inched up one-tenth of one percent week-to-week with 75,499 departures, staying below the 52-week high of 78,406 flights.

Week 38 private jet flights were 2% above the same week last year, and the 291,903 flights over the trailing four weeks are 4% ahead of 2021 levels.

In the U.S., private jet flights were up 1% from Week 37 and 5% above 2021 levels with 53,317 departures.

Over the past month, U.S. private jet flights are 7% ahead of last year, according to the latest WingX data.

Ahead of Hurricane Ian, Florida saw a 6% surge in private jet flights from last week.

In Europe, flights dipped 3% for the week ending Sept. 25, 2022, 11% below 2021 levels.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 38

MarketWeek 38%Change vs. prior week%Change vs 202152-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global75,4990.1%2%78,406W25 202259,546W02 2022291,9034%
North America57,3461%5%62,572W14 202246,656W27 2022217,7907%
USA53,3171%5%57,147W14 202242,240W27 2022201,8697%
Florida4,9636%4%10,600W8 20224,297W32 202218,5866%
California4,905-1%-2%6,391W7 20224,211W27 202219,3271%
Texas5,5615%12%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202220,51914%
Europe13,798-3%-11%17,559W26 20227,583W52 202156,896-9%
UK1,876-1%-1%2,334W26 2022894W52 20217,7584%
Germany1,8455%-2%1,913W26 2022704W52 20216,625-7%
France1,935-6%-25%3,028W21 20221,045W52 20218,294-15%
Switzerland8430%-16%1,209W21 2022637W48 20213,431-13%
Italy1,554-14%-6%2,352W28 2022456W1 20226,919-3%
Middle East1,419-2%20%1,577W34 2022918W4 20225,71518%
Africa623-13%-1%857W19 2022495W52 20212,7483%
Asia1,924-0.5%29%2,286W12 20221,492W37 20217,53924%
South America1,203-2%14%1,433W50 2021844W52 20214,7329%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Fractional and charter operators continue to see a dip, down 1% week-to-week, with 36,230 flights for Week 38.

Over the past month, global charter and fractional flights are 4% below last year’s record levels with 142,773 departures.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 38

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 38%Change vs. prior week%Change vs 202152- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global36,230-1%-7%39,663W41 202129,588W02 2022142,773-4%
North America26,6241%-4%31,369W8 202222,461W35 2022102,174-2%
USA26,0120.4%-5%29,890W8 202221,909W35 202299,754-2%
Florida2,6029%-3%6,065W52 20212,150W35 20229,629-4%
California2,917-5%-7%3,970W7 20222,686W27 202211,926-3%
Texas2,25912%6%2,671W10 20221,625W27 20228,1183%
Europe9,231-5%-13%12,441W27 20225,530W52 202139,001-10%
UK1,269-4%-7%1,681W26 2022685W2 20225,432-1%
Germany1,171-0.4%-4%1,241W26 2022508W52 20214,366-7%
France1,319-7%-26%2,233W21 2022703W2 20225,728-16%
Switzerland580-1%-17%819W21 2022427W17 20222,423-15%
Italy1,189-11%-6%1,802W28 2022336W1 20225,212-5%
Middle East604-4%9%882W34 2022319W3 20222,61213%
Africa117-19%7%180W13 202292W5 2022495-4%
Asia243-7%26%309W43 2021156W4 202299943%
South America10-41%0%35W50 20217W38 20218348%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

While Florida charter and fractional flights were up 9% week-to-week, they were 3% below 2021 levels for Week 38.

Europe saw a 5% week-to-week decline in fractional and charter flights, 13% below last year’s activity for the same period.

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