Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 4

Europe’s continued private jet flight activity decline ‘concerning’ says WingX’s Richard Koe.

By Doug Gollan, February 3, 2023

Europe’s continued private jet flight activity declines ‘concerning’ says WingX’s Richard Koe

Global private jet flight activity was up 2% in Week 4 from the previous week, with 63,843 departures. That’s also 2% ahead of the same period in 2022.

The trailing four weeks saw a year-over-year 1% gain.

The U.S. market had 45,583 for the week ending Jan. 29, 2023, a 2% increase from Week 3 and 2% ahead of last year.

Still, flights were down 1% for the past four weeks compared to the same period the year before.

Florida’s pick-up

Florida saw 7,476 departures in Week 4, 2% up from the week before but 2% down compared to 2022.

Europe’s 8,837 flights were a 1% gain from the previous week and 5% below last year. European private jet departures over the most recent four weeks were 8% lower than last year.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 4

MarketWeek 4%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 52- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global63,8432%2%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022253,8631%
North America49,9162%2%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022201,2201%
USA45,5832%1%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022181,510-1%
Florida7,4762%-2%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202230,430-5%
California4,5866%-4%6,392W7 20224,066W51 202218,387-3%
Texas4,9704%3%6,176W10 20223,850W27 202219,3353%
Europe8,8371%-5%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202232,839-8%
UK1,104-2%-9%2,336W26 2022982W52 20224,4010%
Germany1,2716%7%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,187-2%
France1,47317%3%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,112-4%
Switzerland793-24%-2%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,3102%
Italy6731%3%2,357W28 2022511W52 20222,48211%
Middle East1,2320.1%23%2,173W50 2022926W4 20224,85914%
Africa75815%7%876W19 2022622W2 20232,8359%
Asia2,5746%49%3,269W50 20221,720W3 20229,82539%
South America1,2463%14%1,490W50 20221006W29 20225,14526%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

Charter and fractional operators saw a 1% week-to-week increase with 31,215 departures, 5% down from 2022’s record levels.

Looking back over the previous four weeks, numbers were 7% off last year’s record pace.

The U.S. accounted for 22,713 of the week’s Part 135 and 91k departures, flat from Week 3 and minus 4% from 2022.

Europe’s 6,094 flights were a 4% week-to-week gain but 13% below the same period in 2022.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 4

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 4%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252- week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)% Change vs. 2022
Global31,2151%-5%41,811W8 202231,174W51 2022126,882-7%
North America24,3050%-3%32,702W8 202222,967W35 2022100,733-5%
USA22,7130%-4%30,705W8 202221,948W35 202293,493-5%
Florida4,0180%-10%6,109W8 20222,024W39 202216,782-11%
California2,7733%-8%4,095W7 20222,635W51 202211,434-6%
Texas1,909-1%-3%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20227,9180%
Europe6,0944%-13%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202222,806-15%
UK764-2%-16%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,162-7%
Germany86512%0%1,295W25 2022516W52 20222,862-8%
France1,03128%0%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,450-10%
Switzerland569-18%-13%868W21 2022415W47 20222,398-8%
Italy5112%-3%1,855W28 2022389W52 20221,8815%
Middle East570-6%15%1,075W50 2022481W4 20222,300-1%
Africa180-2%-30%321W13 2022160W35 2022823-17%
Asia5975%53%1015W50 2022365W4 20222,30017%
South America25-29%-54%83W45 202213W24 2022168-17%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

They were 15% lower than the similar four weeks on a year-over-year basis.

Providing an overview, WingX Managing Director Richard Koe says, “The downwards drift in bizjet demand in Europe is starting to get concerning, with the charter market seeing the biggest drops, especially in Central Europe. Conversely, transatlantic jet traffic is still well up. In North America, activity trends are mixed, with light jet charter falling back. In China, bizjet activity is rebounding post covid, but still behind 2019.”

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