Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 7

Global private jet flight activity lags 2022’s record levels by 4% despite a 6% week-to-week gain.

By Doug Gollan, February 23, 2023

Global private jet flight activity lags 2022’s record levels by 4% despite a 6% week-to-week gain

Global private jet flight activity increased 6% week-to-week, with Week 7 seeing 71,097 flights.

Still, those numbers were 4% below the same period in 2022.

Over the past four weeks, private flights were 2% off last year’s record pace.

U.S. private jet flight activity

The U.S. had 50,826 private jet flights for the week ended Feb. 19, 2023, a 7% gain from Week 6 but 7% below 2022.

Over the trailing four weeks, U.S. private jet departures were 4% down from last year.

Europe saw 10,126 departures, a 4% week-to-week increase, and 1% below 2022.

Europe’s private jet flights were 5% below last year’s levels for the past month.

Among smaller markets, Asia (+35%), the Middle East (+32%), South America (+21%), and Africa (+16%) each saw double-digit growth in private jet flights during the past month.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 7

MarketWeek 7%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)52-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global71,0976%-4%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022262,837-2%
North America55,6787%-6%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022205,070-3%
USA50,8267%-7%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022186,580-4%
Florida8,29710%-11%10,603W8 20223,744W39 202230,226-8%
California5,2788%-17%6,392W7 20224,066W51 202219,295-10%
Texas4,829-4%-8%6,176W10 20223,730W5 202318,549-6%
Europe10,1264%-1%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202236,827-5%
UK1,309-12%2%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,040-2%
Germany1,33715%12%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,857-1%
France1,4406%-8%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,515-5%
Switzerland1,02912%9%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,462-1%
Italy7741%6%2,357W28 2022511W52 20222,8265%
Middle East1,50-18%32%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,68532%
Africa8325%19%876W19 2022622W2 20233,21516%
Asia2,416-4%20%3,269W50 20221,786W32 202210,03435%
South America1,5504%19%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,56321%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

For charter and fractional operators, a 7% week-to-week bump saw 35,713 flights, still 12% off of last year’s levels.

Over the past month, charter and fractional departures trail 2022 by 9%.

U.S. charter and fractional operators accounted for 26,082 of last week’s totals, a 9% week-to-week gain but 9% down for the past four weeks.

Europe’s fractional and charter flying was 11% below last year for the week and 14% down over the past month.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 7

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 7%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global35,7137%-12%41,811W8 202231,174W51 2022130,232-9%
North America27,8739%-12%32,702W8 202222,967W35 2022101,455-8%
USA26,0829%-13%30,705W8 202221,948W35 202294,790-9%
Florida4,58910%-17%6,109W8 20222,024W39 202216,658-14%
California3,25511%-20%4,095W7 20222,635W51 202211,699-15%
Texas1,948-1%-17%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20227,459-12%
Europe7,0185%-11%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202225,392-14%
UK966-10%-6%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,621-10%
Germany85511%-2%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,195-9%
France1,0459%-12%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,883-9%
Switzerland77211%-1%868W21 2022415W47 20222,549-11%
Italy5830%-4%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,1530%
Middle East659-15%8%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,56710%
Africa234-3%-5%321W13 2022160W35 2022885-9%
Asia540-12%7%1015W50 2022407W30 20222,30925%
South America43-16%-20%83W45 202213W24 2022149-34%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

Year-to-date private jet departures from Russia are down 70% compared to last year’s period and 62% below comparable 2019 levels.

International private jet flights to Russia are down by 86% compared to last year and 82% compared to 2019.

“The downward slide in business jet activity is apparent in the U.S. as well as Europe, notably in the charter market. On the anniversary of the start of the Ukraine war, the loss of the Russian business jet market is apparent, with the biggest impact on the heavy jet charter market. There are growth areas outside Europe and the U.S., notably in the Middle East and Asia,” says WingX Managing Director Richard Koe.

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