Global private jet flight activity stays 0.2% ahead of 2021 as fractional/charter flights trail last year’s record levels

While global private jet flight activity increased 3% week-to-week, it was just 0.2% ahead of last year’s numbers, with 74,338 flights for the week ending Oct. 16th.

However, they were 1% down for the trailing four weeks, a residue of Hurricane Ian.

U.S. private jet flights were 4% up from the previous week and 2% compared to Week 41 in 2021, with 53,936 departures.

Florida continued its post-storm rebound, with flights up 12% from the previous week, putting them 7% ahead of last year.

While European activity saw a 1% week-to-week gain, the 11,659 departures were 14% below 2021.

Over the past month, European private jet departures trail last year’s levels by 13%.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 41

MarketWeek 41%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 202152- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global74,3383%0.2%78,503W25 202259,582W02 2022293,183-1.0%
North America58,0854%2%62,573W14 202246,660W27 2022224,2291%
USA53,9364%2%57,147W14 202242,243W27 2022208,1461%
Florida6,38012%7%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202220,783-2%
California5,3189%-5%6,392W7 20224,212W27 202219,943-5%
Texas5,4203%0.1%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202221,5685%
Europe11,6591%-14%17,608W26 20227,591W52 202150,522-13%
UK1,7157%-7%2,336W26 2022894W52 20217,067-3%
Germany1,429-3%-12%1,915W26 2022704W52 20216,457-8%
France1,532-14%-16%3,032W21 20221,052W52 20217,560-17%
Switzerland702-3%-18%1,209W21 2022637W48 20213,012-17%
Italy1,168-6%-9%2,357W28 2022456W1 20225,417-6%
Middle East1,298-1%0.3%1,599W34 2022926W4 20225,5168%
Africa7887%17%876W19 2022508W52 20212,8496%
Asia2,055-2%18%2,316W12 20221,589W52 20218,40924%
South America1,131-11%4%1,437W50 2021848W52 20214,7636%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Worldwide, private jet charter and fractional operators saw a week-to-week gain of 5% with 39,792 departures.

Still, those numbers are 7% below last year’s peak and 11% down during the past month.

The 29,010 charter and fractional flights in the U.S. were a 7% week-to-week jump but 4% under 2021.

Over the past month, U.S. charter flights were 10% lower than in 2021.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 41

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 41%Change vs prior wk%Change vs 202152- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global39,7925%-7%42,841W41 202131,911W2 2022150,291-11%
North America30,4557%-19%32,702W8 202222,967W35 2022111,067-9%
USA29,0107%-4%30,705W8 202221,948W35 2022105,936-10%
Florida3,69513%0.4%6,327W52 20212,024W39 202211,575-9%
California3,3319%-12%4,095W7 20222,638W27 202212,083-14%
Texas2,259-6%-10%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20229,135-5%
Europe8,436-2%-19%12,962W27 20226,186W52 202135,930-19%
UK1,2303%-16%1,772W26 2022748W51 20215,061-12%
Germany1,034-2%-13%1,343W39 2021572W52 20214,467-12%
France1,176-9%-19%2,401W21 2022795W2 20225,378-22%
Switzerland514-4%-25%868W21 2022494W16 20222,179-23%
Italy874-10%-20%1,855W28 2022376W1 20224,104-15%
Middle East746-0.4%-5%952W43 2021481W4 20222,952-9%
Africa274-4%3%321W13 2022160W35 2022921-6%
Asia5665%25%709W12 2022365W4 20222,18117%
South America53-4%26%71W48 202113W24 20221568%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

European charter and fractional flights were also in the red, down 2% from last week and 19% under 2021 both for the week and trailing four weeks.

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