Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 20

Global private jet flight activity increases 5% week-to-week but lags 6% below 2022’s levels.

By Doug Gollan, May 25, 2023

Global private jet flight activity increases 5% week-to-week but lags 6% below 2022’s levels

Global private jet flight activity was up 5% from the previous week, with 71,932 departures in Week 20, according to WingX.

That was still 6% below Week 20 in 2022 when we first started to see the bloom on the boom fade.

Over the trailing four weeks, private jet flights worldwide were 7% below last year.

In the U.S., private jet flights increased 5% week-to-week, but with 50,984, movements were still 6% down from 2022.

They were 9% below 2022 for the past four weeks.

In Europe, as the industry gathered in Geneva for EBACE, flights were 3% up week-to-week with 11,592 segments.

That was 12% down from Week 20 last year.

In the past month, Europe was 10% under 2022’s numbers.

Africa (+15%), South America (+10%), and Asia (+4%) all are positive during the past month compared to 2022.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 20

MarketWeek 20%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)52- week highWeek52- week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global71,9325%-6%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022279,204-7%
North America55,3125%-5%58,838W41 202243,691W51 2022215,388-8%
USA50,9845%-6%55,070W41 202238,832W51 2022198,629-9%
Florida6,313-8%-9%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202227,024-12%
California4,705-1%-13%5,512W46 20224,066W51 202219,450-11%
Texas5,1346%-9%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202319,987-9%
Europe11,5923%-12%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202243,646-10%
UK1,5151%-10%2,336W26 2022982W52 20225,752-11%
Germany1,298-12%-27%1,915W26 2022651W52 20225,333-18%
France1,7694%-11%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20226,461-9%
Switzerland6886%-12%1,209W21 2022549W47 20222,621-11%
Italy1,46919%6%2,357W28 2022511W52 20224,711-3%
Middle East1,323-3%-10%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,257-7%
Africa805-10%4%987W17 2023622W2 20233,53115%
Asia2,228-5%4%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20228,9334%
South America1,42515%26%1,490W6 20231,006W29 20225,42210%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Global private jet activity for the fractional and charter operators was up 4% week-to-week with 36,340 flights.

That was 9% down from last year during the same week and 10% in the red over the past month.

The U.S. registered 26,176 charter and frax flights, a 5% gain from the previous week but still 7% below 2022.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 20

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 20%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252-week highWeek52-week
WeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global36,3404%-9%41,552W25 202231,174W51 2022140,725-10%
North America27,4335%-6%30,412W52 202222,967W35 2022106,656-9%
USA26,1765%-7%29,057W41 202221,948W35 2022101,727-10%
Florida3,579-6%-11%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202215,124-14%
California2,674-7%-15%3,410W46 20222,635W51 202211,589-13%
Texas2,1518%-9%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,187-11%
Europe8,1694%-17%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202230,689-15%
UK1,0792%-14%1,772W26 2022735W2 20234,067-17%
Germany902-10%-30%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,633-19%
France1,2817%-14%2,401W21 2022764W52 20224,681-12%
Switzerland4632%-20%868W21 2022415W47 20221,864-16%
Italy1,12720%-1%1,855W28 2022389W52 20223,624-6%
Middle East649-2%-16%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,614-12%
Africa196-26%-23%341W17 2023160W35 20221,0779%
Asia493-10%-13%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,094-7%
South America2833%0%83W45 202213W24 2022124-4%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

In Europe, despite a 4% week-to-week gain, charter and frax flights were 17% off 2022 levels.

In Switzerland, despite a 2% week-to-week increase, charter and fractional operators were 20% under last year for Week 20.

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