Asia private jet flight activity increases week-to-week, compared to 2021, with a month of double-digit gains, according to WingX data

Global private jet flight activity fell 4% week-to-week, with 71,222 departures putting it 1% below last year’s levels for Week 43.

Over the past four weeks, global private flights tracked 1% below 2021 levels.

With 51,217 flights, the U.S. was down 4% compared to last week and was 1.5% ahead of 2021.

Europe’s private jet flights continue to decline

Europe, however, continued to see strong headwinds.

Flights were down 3% from Week 42 and were 17% below 2021. European departures were 16% behind last year for the previous four weeks.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 43

MarketWeek 43%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 202152-week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global71,222-4%-1%78,503W25 202259,582W02 2022292,413-1%
North America55,511-4%1.2%62,573W14 202246,660W27 2022228,2831%
USA51,217-4%1.5%57,147W14 202242,243W27 2022211,3291%
Florida6,719-1%1%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202225,5824%
California4,807-6%-5%6,392W7 20224,212W27 202220,107-7%
Texas5,7810.1%4%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202222,2442%
Europe10,649-3%-17%17,608W26 20227,591W52 202144,799-16%
UK1,509-0.1%-9%2,336W26 2022894W52 20216,334-11%
Germany1,4977%-6%1,915W26 2022704W52 20215,795-10%
France1,437-9%-17%3,032W21 20221,052W52 20216,424-17%
Switzerland670-6%-23%1,209W21 2022637W48 20212,811-20%
Italy1,005-10%-15%2,357W28 2022456W1 20224,531-11%
Middle East1,57314%5%1,599W34 2022926W4 20225,5692%
Africa817-1%9%876W19 2022508W52 20213,16911%
Asia2,3575%16%2,357W43 20221,589W52 20218,77019%
South America1,3013%9%1,437W50 2021848W52 20214,9815%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

The picture wasn’t rosier for charter and fractional operators as they saw a 5% drop week-to-week globally with 36,433 movements.

That was 10% off 2021’s record clip; 9% down for the four-week trailing.

The U.S. saw 26,177 departures in the week ending Oct. 30, 2022, a 7% decline compared to the previous week and last year.

European woes were accented in the charter/fractional segment, falling 5% week-to-week and 21% from 2021.

Over the past month, flights dropped 20% from 2021 levels.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2022 – Week 43

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 43%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202152- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2021
Global36,433-5%-10%41,811W8 202231,911W2 2022152,662-9%
North America27,545-6%-7%32,702W8 202222,967W35 2022115,878-6%
USA26,177-7%-7%30,705W8 202221,948W35 2022110,353-7%
Florida3,803-1%-7%6,327W52 20212,024W39 202214,640-2%
California3,025-5%-9%4,095W7 20222,638W27 202212,604-11%
Texas2,377-5%-7%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20229,535-5%
Europe7,775-5%-21%12,962W27 20226,186W52 202132,920-20%
UK1,081-3%-18%1,772W26 2022748W51 20214,622-17%
Germany1,0424%-10%1,295W25 2022572W52 20214,134-11%
France1,019-11%-22%2,401W21 2022795W2 20224,643-20%
Switzerland501-7%-27%868W21 2022494W16 20222,091-25%
Italy796-9%-20%1,855W28 2022376W1 20223,512-17%
Middle East92721%0%952W43 2021481W4 20223,188-5%
Africa3071%3%321W13 2022160W35 20221,1707%
Asia73025%13%730W43 2022365W4 20222,41814%
South America613%56%71W48 202113W24 202222847%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

WingX Managing Directors says, “In Europe, economic turbulence is clearly denting bizjet demand, with some countries seeing activity dip below 2019 levels. In the U.S/, bizjet ops are still well above pre-Covid levels, although charter demand is fraying from post-Covid peaks.”

On a positive note, Asia private jet flight activity week-to-week and compared on the plus side to 2021, both overall and for fractional/charter operators.

In fact, over the past four weeks, private jet flights in Asia were up 19%, with 8,770 departures.

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