Worldwide private jet flight activity jumps 11% as activity over the past month stays 1% below 2022 levels

Global private jet flight activity jumped 11% from last week, with 67,178 movements.

Still, those numbers were 3% behind Week 6 in 2022.

Over the past four weeks, worldwide private jet flights lagged the same period last year by 1%.

The U.S. had 47,398 departures for the week ending Feb. 12, also 11% up week-to-week.

However, that marks a 7% decline from Week 6 last year.

Over the trailing four weeks, U.S. private jet flights were 2% off 2022’s record levels.

The Super Bowl in Arizona wasn’t helpful. According to WingX, private jet traffic the 57th edition of the Big Game was 25% below the numbers for Los Angeles in 2022.

In Europe, the 9,690 flights marked a 19% week-to-week jump, 4% below the same period last year.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 6

MarketWeek 6%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)52- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global67,17811%-3%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022254,4051%
North America52,13310%-6%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022198,469-1%
USA47,39811%-7%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022180,310-2%
Florida7,52312%-12%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202229,226-6%
California4,86510%-9%6,392W7 20224,066W51 202218,354-7%
Texas5,02035%-8%6,176W10 20223,730W5 202318,498-3%
Europe9,69019%-4%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202235,493-5%
UK1,48430%-1%2,336W26 2022982W52 20224,857-3%
Germany1,1668%-11%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,717-2%
France1,3599%-4%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,336-4%
Switzerland9,2028%-4%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,4727%
Italy76525%14%2,357W28 2022511W52 20222,7196%
Middle East1,77244%56%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,46630%
Africa795-4%17%876W19 2022622W2 20233,0429%
Asia2,515-1%31%3,269W50 20221,786W32 202210,04641%
South America1,49017%35%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,21819%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

Worldwide fractional and charter flights also increased by 11% from Week 5.

The 33,250 charter and fractional departures were 9% below 2022 and down 7% over the trailing month.

The U.S. saw 23,978 flights in the segment, 9% up from the previous week but 10% below 2022.

U.S. charter and fractional flights are 6% down for the past four weeks.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 6

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 6%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global33,24011%-9%41,811W8 202231,174W51 2022125,509-7%
North America25,6378%-9%32,702W8 202222,967W35 202297,896-5%
USA23,9789%-10%30,705W8 202221,948W35 202291,436-6%
Florida4,1718%-16%6,109W8 20222,024W39 202216,095-12%
California2,9448%-14%4,095W7 20222,635W51 202211,146-12%
Texas1,96622%-14%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20227,434-9%
Europe6,69320%-12%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202224,252-14%
UK1,06930%-8%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,435-10%
Germany7699%-14%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,111-8%
France95512%-9%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,644-10%
Switzerland69535%-12%868W21 2022415W47 20222,467-6%
Italy58122%10%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,0722%
Middle East77939%31%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,51212%
Africa2404%2%321W13 2022160W35 2022835-16%
Asia6129%28%1015W50 2022407W30 20222,33733%
South America5170%-7%83W45 202213W24 2022141-35%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

Richard Koe, Managing Director of WingX, notes, “Global business jet activity is flat this February compared to February last year, which maintains a healthy 12% gain over February 2019. Charter is the relative weak spot, coming off huge highs in the last 12 months. The earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria has catalyzed very high levels of medical and ambulance specialist bizjet activity, representing more than 20% of total activity out of Turkey this month.”

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