Which country is bucking the downward trend in private jet flight activity? Grazie, Italia

Global private jet flight activity in Week 13 increased by 1% from Week 12, with 69,385 movements.

That’s down 6% from Week 13 in 2012.

Over the four-week period ending May 2, global private jet flight activity was down 7%.

It was a similar story with fractional and charter operators.

Bucking the trend

However, only one of the segments we track via WingX data was up week-to-week, compared to the same week last year, for the trailing four weeks in both the overall and charter/fractional numbers.

We’ll take what Italy is having.

Italian private jet departures were up 7% for the week, 20% compared to the same week last year, and 9% during the past four weeks.

In the charter and fractional segment, Italy was in positive territory across the border.


Otherwise, it was more of the same.

While the U.S. was up 1% week-to-week with 49,271 departures, those numbers were 8% below 2012.

European private jet flights were also up 1% week-to-week and down 4% compared to the same week last year.

With Ramadan underway but starting later, numbers in the Middle East were down 15% compared to the previous week and 30% below 2022.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 13

MarketWeek 13%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 Last 52-week lowWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global69,3851%-6%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022279,201-7%
North America54,3712%-8%62,573W14 202243,691W51 2022219,095-9%
USA49,2711%-8%57,147W14 202238,832W51 2022198,624-9%
Florida8,2725%-8%9,344W14 20223,744W39 202233,293-10%
California4,663-3%-17%5,817W16 20224,066W51 202219,526-14%
Texas5,3637%-1%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202320,881-7%
Europe9,7021%-4%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202238,671-5%
UK1,3567%-10%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,324-9%
Germany1,322-1%-1%1,915W26 2022651W52 20225,081-4%
France1,3712%-9%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,809-8%
Switzerland7509%-7%1,209W21 2022549W47 20223,064-11%
Italy9227%20%2,357W28 2022511W52 20223,3699%
Middle East1,071-15%-30%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,077-7%
Africa765-2%-4%876W19 2022622W2 20233,1200%
Asia2,414-1%-3%3,269W50 20221,786W32 202210,03911%
South America1,515-3%15%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,95216%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Global private jet charter and fractional segments were up 3% week-to-week with 34,103 departures but at 34,103, were down 13% year-over-year.

In the U.S., the 24,896 departures were also up 3% week-to-week and down 13% from last year.

Europe saw 6,656 departures in Week 13, up 5% from Week 12 but down 12% from 2012.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 13

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 13%Change vs. prior wkChange vs. 202252- week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global34,1033%-13%41,552W25 202231,174W51 2022136,388-15%
North America26,5813%-13%32,327W14 202222,967W35 2022106,573-15%
USA24,8963%-13%30,511W14 202221,948W35 202299,589-15%
Florida4,5446%-14%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202218,103-17%
California2,8350%-18%3,678W16 20222,635W51 202211,592-19%
Texas2,21912%-2%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,651-12%
Europe6,6565%-12%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202226,089-13%
UK99319%-15%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,679-16%
Germany8606%-9%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,228-14%
France9273%-14%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,939-16%
Switzerland5348%-19%868W21 2022415W47 20222,234-20%
Italy7007%12%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,5414%
Middle East515-5%-32%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,300-21%
Africa197-19%-40%321W13 2022160W35 2022972-12%
Asia5801%-11%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,469-2%
South America5218%33%83W45 202213W24 2022178-13%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

WingX Managing Director Richard Koe was in flight as we are writing this, so perhaps he can share the secrets of Italy’s success for next week’s report.

Until then, arrivederci.

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