2023’s global private jet flight activity trails 2022 numbers for the seventh consecutive week, according to the latest tracking report from WingX

Global private jet flight activity dropped 1% week-to-week, with 70,444 flights in Week 11.

That was 7% below 2022’s numbers for the same period. It marks the seventh straight week totals have lagged last year’s numbers.

Over the past month, worldwide private jet segments trail 2022 by 8%

In the U.S., the market was down 3% from last week with 49,611 flights, 10% under 2022.

While Europe saw an 8% week-to-week gain with 10,045 departures, that was still behind last year by 1%.

Overall private jet flights are 11% below 2022 over the past four weeks.

Africa (+22%), the Middle East (+11%), and Asia (+8%) each saw a week-to-week gain, with the trio, plus South America, all double digits up on last year over the past month.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 11

MarketWeek 11%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 52- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global                        70,444-1%-7%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022279,514-8%
North America                        54,888-3%-10%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022220,650-9%
USA                        49,611-3%-10%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022199,824-10%
Florida                           8,458-3%-13%9,721W11 20223,744W39 202234,419-11%
California                           4,985-2%-13%5,817W16 20224,066W51 202219,503-14%
Texas                           4,786-17%-8%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202320,494-7%
Europe                        10,0458%-1%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202237,398-11%
UK                           1,42913%-3%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,039-13%
Germany                           1,29214%1%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,781-8%
France                           1,63712%0%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,824-9%
Switzerland                               8324%-5%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,331-13%
Italy                               7900%1%2,357W28 2022511W52 20223,0190%
Middle East                           1,44111%17%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,55310%
Africa                               86722%15%876W19 2022622W2 20233,17411%
Asia                           2,6928%28%3,269W50 20221,786W32 202210,25921%
South America                           1,383-7%11%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,64516%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Looking at fractional and charter operators, there was a week-to-week 1% bump with 34,900 flights.

However, that was 14% below Week 11 in 2022 and marks a 16% drop over the trailing four weeks compared to last year.

The U.S. was flat week-to-week with 25,229 segments, 16% down year-over-year and the past month.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 11

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 11%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global34,9001%-14%41,552W25 202231,174W51 2022136,680-16%
North America27,0800%-16%32,327W14 202222,967W35 2022107,587-16%
USA25,2290%-16%30,511W14 202221,948W35 2022100,310-16%
Florida4,590-2%-22%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202218,461-19%
California2,931-2%-20%3,678W16 20222,635W51 202211,612-20%
Texas2,103-11%-9%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,462-11%
Europe6,7477%-10%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202225,239-20%
UK98013%-8%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,468-20%
Germany8047%-14%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,084-15%
France1,10411%-9%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,932-18%
Switzerland6072%-13%868W21 2022415W47 20222,476-20%
Italy581-3%-5%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,234-5%
Middle East66414%-1%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,510-9%
Africa30938%22%321W13 2022160W35 20221,0225%
Asia70917%25%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,58913%
South America39-9%-32%83W45 202213W24 2022166-14%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

The four biggest states in the U.S. are down double digits in the past month for fractional and charter segments.

In Europe, charter and fractional operators flew 6,747 segments, a 7% week-to-week gain and 10% below 2022.

“Since Week 4 of this year, we have seen widening declines in bizjet flight activity compared to the same weeks last year, with double-digit declines in charter activity in each week since Week 7. Week 11 saw a 16% year-on-year dip in the US, a 22% decline in Florida, 10% drop in charters in Europe. The recovery in longer international sectors is also running out of steam, with transatlantic traffic falling 1% behind record levels in February 2023,” says Richard Koe, Managing Director of WingX.

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