Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 9

WingX’s weekly data shows private jet flight activity continued its slide off last year’s highs.

By Doug Gollan, March 9, 2023

WingX’s weekly data shows private jet flight activity continued its slide off last year’s highs

Global private jet flight activity saw 67,788 departures for the Week ending March 5, 2023, a 4% dip from the previous week.

That level the numbers 10% below Week 9 in 2022.

Over the trailing four weeks, global private flights were down 6% compared to last year.

In the U.S., the 48,212 departures were 5% down week-to-week and 12% below last year.

During the past month, U.S. flying was down 8%.

The biggest markets in the U.S. – Florida (-14%), California (-17%), and Texas (-15%), were all double digits lower than last year.

Europe had 9,126 departures, 2% up from the previous week but 15% below 2022.

For the trailing four weeks, Europe flights were down 10% compared to 2022.

The negative results were countered by the Middle East, South America, and Asia, which saw gains on small volumes. Together, they had fewer departures than Florida.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 9

MarketWeek 9%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 52-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global67,788-4%-10%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022276,514-6%
North America53,172-6%-11%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022217,255-8%
USA48,212-5%-12%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022197,308-8%
Florida8,104-12%-14%9,721W11 20223,744W39 202233,098-13%
California4,652-3%-17%5,817W16 20224,066W51 202219,584-15%
Texas4,712-11%-15%6,176W10 20223,730W5 202319,835-7%
Europe9,1262%-15%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202237,877-10%
UK1,1710%-13%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,135-10%
Germany1,24312%-2%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,857-5%
France1,4016%-13%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,524-11%
Switzerland8623%-13%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,651-8%
Italy663-14%-11%2,357W28 2022511W52 20222,9763%
Middle East1,4557%10%2,173W50 2022984W52 20226,03226%
Africa728-16%0%876W19 2022622W2 20233,22616%
Asia2,5864%21%3,269W50 20221,786W32 202210,00122%
South America1,48014%52%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,81322%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

Fractional and charter operators continued to see volume slide, with 32,933 departures worldwide, down 4% from Week 8 and 18% below 2022 levels.

Over the past month, charter and fractional flying was 14% off last year’s record levels.

The U.S. accounted for 24,242 of those flights, 18% below Week 9 in 2022.

During the past month, U.S. charter and fractional segments were down 14%.

In Europe, 6,109 flights for the week were down 23% for the week and 19% lower over the past month.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 9

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 9%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252- week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global32,933-4%-18%41552W25 202231,174W51 2022136,336-14%
North America25,886-6%-17%32766W10 202222,967W35 2022106,816-13%
USA24,242-5%-18%30754W10 202221,948W35 202299,839-14%
Florida4,409-8%-20%5792W52 20222,024W39 202217,939-19%
California2,716-9%-25%3745W10 20222,635W51 202211,887-19%
Texas1,908-9%-19%2,734W10 20221,644W27 20227,953-14%
Europe6,1090.5%-23%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202225,900-19%
UK807-1%-22%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,659-18%
Germany7825%-8%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,150-12%
France9415%-20%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,833-17%
Switzerland6401%-21%868W21 2022415W47 20222,740-16%
Italy468-20%-20%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,217-4%
Middle East67113%-9%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,7044%
Africa233-9%-6%321W13 2022160W35 20229630%
Asia6494%9%1015W50 2022407W30 20222,42815%
South America36-25%20%83W45 202213W24 2022178-7%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners

WingX Managing Director Richard Koe assesses, “The European market softened further in February, with a trajectory back towards 2019 levels, although the loss of Russian customers year-on-year will elapse next month. In the North American market, the charter market is now some way off its peak but retains solid gains on 2019. In the Middle East, bizjet activity at the Bahrain GP demonstrates very strong demand in the region.”

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