Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 17

As Florida charter and fractional private jet flight activity falls, three significant players say they are expanding in the Sunshine State.

By Doug Gollan, May 4, 2023

As Florida charter and fractional private jet flight activity falls, three significant players say they are expanding in the Sunshine State

Global private jet flight activity was down 1% week-to-week with 62,224 segments in Week 17, according to the latest data from WingX.

That puts flying 10% below the same period in 2022.

A stabilizing market?

“Business jet demand has fallen well off last year’s peaks, but at least appears to be stabilizing at around 10% down compared to the Spring of 2022. As growth trends started to taper last summer, we expect to see a narrower deficit in the next few months of 2023, barring further economic shocks, especially in the banking sector,” says Wing X Managing Director Richard Koe.

U.S. flights for the week ending April 30, 2023, were 2% down week-to-week, with 48,226 segments, 11% below last year.

European flights were up 1% week-to-week with 10,484 flights, 11% under 2022’s numbers.

Africa had a 24% week-to-week gain, albeit just 987 segments. Still, it was 34% up on last year for the week.

Looking at the trailing four weeks, Africa was up 9% compared to 2022.

While Asia flights dropped 5% week-to-week to 2,327 flights, activity is still 11% better than last year over the past month.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 17

MarketWeek 17%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)Last 52-week lowWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global68,224-1%-10%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022273,691-9%
North America52,487-2%-11%58,838W41 202243,691W51 2022213,479-11%
USA48,226-2%-11%55070W41 202238,832W51 2022195,419-11%
Florida6,735-6%-18%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202229,832-15%
California4,933-2%-13%5,573W17 20224,066W51 202219,265-13%
Texas5,057-1%-7%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202319,979-10%
Europe10,4841%-11%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202239,339-8%
UK1,349-1%-16%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,175-12%
Germany1,344-10%-17%1,915W26 2022651W52 20224,880-8%
France1,4762%-15%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20225,787-10%
Switzerland6611%-6%1,209W21 2022549W47 20222,616-7%
Italy959-16%-17%2,357W28 2022511W52 20223,889-9%
Middle East1,284-4%-9%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,089-4%
Africa98724%34%876W19 2022622W2 20233,2419%
Asia2,327-5%1%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20229,71111%
South America1,372-2%-4%1,490W6 20231,006W29 20225,5919%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Global private jet flying for charter and fractional operators dipped to 2% week-to-week to 34,062 segments, 13% under 2022’s records.

The U.S. had 25,725 flights, down 3% from Week 16 and a like 13% below last year.

Florida saw an 8% week-to-week dip to 3,762 flights, 18% below Week 17 in 2022.

Over the past month, Florida Part 91k and 135 flying lags last year by 15%.

Still, the past two weeks saw three operators – Airshare, Thrive Aviation, and Tradewind Aviation, announce an expanded presence in the Sunshine State.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 17

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 17%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252-week highWeekLast 52-week highWeekLast 52-week low% Change vs. 2022
Global34,062-2%-13%41,552W25 202231,174W51 2022138,794-12%
North America25,725-3%-13%30,412W52 202222,967W35 2022106,879-13%
USA24,448-2%-12%29,057W41 202221,948W35 2022100,785-13%
Florida3,762-8%-18%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202217,121-15%
California2,936-3%-15%3,452W17 20222,635W51 202211,741-16%
Texas2,072-2%-10%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,133-14%
Europe7,352-2%-17%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202228,270-13%
UK978-5%-23%1,772W26 2022735W2 20233,880-17%
Germany902-11%-18%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,367-11%
France1,0660%-19%2,401W21 2022764W52 20224,226-14%
Switzerland4982%-8%868W21 2022415W47 20221,964-10%
Italy731-18%-21%1,855W28 2022389W52 20223,040-11%
Middle East661-3%-7%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,517-8%
Africa34150%38%341W17 2023160W35 20221,002-3%
Asia5726%5%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,3683%
South America5039%43%83W45 202213W24 202217424%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

There were 7,352 charter and fractional segments in Europe last week, a 2% week-to-week dip and 17% down from last year.

The charter and fractional activity is 13% down over the trailing four weeks.

Africa and South America saw strong weeks – up 50% and 39%, respectively, on small volume. South America saw only 50 segments for the week.

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