Europe private jet flight activity continues to dive in the latest numbers from WingX

Global private jet flight activity ticked down 1% from the previous week, with 73,933 departures, leaving volume 2% below 2021 levels for Week 42.

In the U.S., there were 58,040 private jet flights, a 1% week-to-week drop and two-tenths of a percent below last year.

Last week Orlando hosted private aviation’s biggest annual confab – NBAA-BACE, where optimism reigned. For Florida, its 6,789 flights for the week represented a 6% week-to-week gain, 8% ahead of 2021.

Things weren’t as sunny in Europe, where the week’s 10,944 flights represented a 6% week-to-week drop and were 18% below Week 42’s 2021 activity.

For the trailing four weeks, Europe was down 14%.

Asia continues as a bright spot, up 10% week-to-week with 2,252 flights, 26% ahead of the same period in 2021.

Major markets from the U.K. (-17%) to Germany (-10%), France (-15%), Switzerland (-19%), and Italy (-17%) were all down double digits compared to last year.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 42

MarketWeek 42%Change vs. prior week%Change vs 202152-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)% Change vs. 2021
Global73,933-1%-2%78,503W25 202259,582W02 2022291,533-2%
North America58,040-0.1%0%62,573W14 202246,660W27 2022224,912-1%
USA53,614-1%-0.2%57,147W14 202242,243W27 2022208,433-1%
Florida6,7896%8%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202222,607-1%
California5,091-4%-10%6,392W7 20224,212W27 202220,129-7%
Texas5,7737%5%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202221,7793%
Europe10,944-6%-18%17,608W26 20227,591W52 202147,640-14%
UK1,511-12%-17%2,336W26 2022894W52 20216,699-7%
Germany1,397-2%-10.0%1,915W26 2022704W52 20216,006-11%
France1,5783%-15%3032W21 20221,052W52 20217,201-14%
Switzerland7162%-19%1,209W21 2022637W48 20212,884-18%
Italy1,111-5%-17%2,357W28 2022456W1 20224,972-9%
Middle East1,3826%7%1,599W34 2022926W4 20225,4755%
Africa8295%14%876W19 2022508W52 20213,04210%
Asia2,25210%26%2,316W12 20221,589W52 20218,70523%
South America1,26812%4%1,437W50 2021848W52 20214,8283%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Fractional and charter operators, however, saw continued slowing.

Global fractional and charter departures dipped 3% week-to-week to 38,512 flights, 9% below last year’s record-setting pace.

Still, the numbers were closer to the 52-week high (42,473) versus the low of 31,911.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 42

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 42%Change vs prior wk%Change vs 202152- week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global38,512-3%-9%42,473W42 202131,911W2 2022151,675-11%
North America29,413-3%-7%32,702W8 202222,967W35 2022113,472-8%
USA28,021-3%-7%30,705W8 202221,948W35 2022108,161-9%
Florida3,8594%0%6,327W52 20212,024W39 202212,861-7%
California3,185-4%-13%4,095W7 20222,638W27 202212,386-14%
Texas2,49410%1%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20229,345-5%
Europe8,142-3%-20%12,962W27 20226,186W52 202134,647-19%
UK1,115-9%-19%1,772W26 2022748W51 20214,859-13%
Germany1,002-3%-11%1,295W25 2022572W52 20214,273-12%
France1,151-2%-16%2,401W21 2022795W2 20225,170-18%
Switzerland5395%-25%868W21 2022494W16 20222,133-23%
Italy872-0.2%-22%1,855W28 2022376W1 20223,811-16%
Middle East7663%-2%952W43 2021481W4 20223,023-7%
Africa30311%14%321W13 2022160W35 20221,0471%
Asia5833%15%709W12 2022365W4 20222,27318%
South America5911%119%71W48 202113W24 202219935%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

The U.S. recorded 28,021 fractional and charter departures, a 3% week-to-week drop and 7% below last year.

In Eruope, fractional and charter flights dropped 3% from Week 41, 20% below 2021.

Asia’s 583 flights were a bright spot, up 15% from a year ago.

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