Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 15

Private jet flight activity continues tracking below 2022 despite Easter week-to-week gains.

By Doug Gollan, April 20, 2023

Private jet flight activity continues tracking below 2022 despite Easter week-to-week gains

Despite an 8% week-to-week gain, the 70,657 private jet flights in Week 15 were 4% below last year.

During the past four weeks, segments were 9% down from 2022.

The U.S. saw 50,775 segments for the week ending April 16, 2023.

That was a 7% week-to-week gain and a 6% decline from last year.

U.S. private jet flying keeps falling

Over the past month, U.S. flights dropped 11% compared to 2022.

What’s more, during the trailing four weeks, California (-16%), Florida (-12%), and Texas (-9%) continue at or near double digits down on last year’s record numbers.

Europe’s 9,553 segments were 4% below last year despite an 8% week-to-week jump.

Europe flying was 8% down over the past four weeks.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 15

MarketWeek 15%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 52-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global70,6578%-4%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022274,299-9%
North America55,7988%-5%61,611W16 202243,691W51 2022215,465-11%
USA50,7757%-6%56,195W16 202238,832W51 2022196,035-11%
Florida8,2397%-8%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202232,120-12%
California4,93712%-11%5,817W16 20224,066W51 202218,805-16%
Texas5,18112%-5%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202320,193-9%
Europe9,5538%-4%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202237,789-8%
UK1,2738%-7%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,085-14%
Germany1,06810%-11%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,690-12%
France1,49810%-2%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,568-11%
Switzerland618-9%-18%1,209W21 2022549W47 20222,735-15%
Italy94813%-5%2,357W28 2022511W52 20223,5784%
Middle East1,31314%-4%2,173W50 2022984W52 20224,803-12%
Africa7260%-1%876W19 2022622W2 20233,004-6%
Asia2,58210%17%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20229,7868%
South America1,4445%37%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,89816%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Looking at smaller markets, Asia (+8%) remained above 2022 numbers over the past month as did South America (+16%).

Charter and fractional operators flew 35,733 segments during Week 15, a 4% week-to-week jump but 9% below 2022.

Over the past four weeks, charter and fractional flying were down 14%.

The U.S. had 26,086 fractional and charter legs, 9% below last year.

Over the past four weeks, the U.S. also saw a 14% dip compared to 2022.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 15

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 15%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs 202252- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global35,7334%-9%41552W25 202231,174W51 2022137,118-14%
North America27,8573%-9%31,488W16 202222,967W35 2022107,108-14%
USA26,0863%-9%29,486W16 202221,948W35 2022100,451-14%
Florida4,7525%-10%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202218,107-14%
California3,03010%-16%3,678W16 20222,635W51 202211,451-19%
Texas1,9911%-12%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,152-15%
Europe6,9437%-9%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202226,433-14%
UK9687%-10%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,702-19%
Germany77013%-10%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,121-17%
France1,11413%-7%2,401W21 2022764W52 20223,928-16%
Switzerland462-10%-21%868W21 2022415W47 20222,009-20%
Italy75214%-8%1,855W28 2022389W52 20222,768-1%
Middle East62212%-12%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,234-21%
Africa208-7%-24%321W13 2022160W35 2022872-23%
Asia66111%10%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,413-2%
South America5032%67%83W45 202213W24 202218420%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Europe saw 6,943 legs last week, down 9% from 2022.

Over the past month, Asia fractional and charter flying has dipped 2% below last year.

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