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 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

Market Week 20 %Change vs. prior week %Change vs. 2022 (dates) 52- week high Week 52- week low Week Last 4 Weeks (Flights) %Change vs. 2022
Global 71,932 5% -6% 78,503 W25 2022 57,233 W51 2022 279,204 -7%
North America 55,312 5% -5% 58,838 W41 2022 43,691 W51 2022 215,388 -8%
USA 50,984 5% -6% 55,070 W41 2022 38,832 W51 2022 198,629 -9%
Florida 6,313 -8% -9% 9,174 W8 2023 3,744 W39 2022 27,024 -12%
California 4,705 -1% -13% 5,512 W46 2022 4,066 W51 2022 19,450 -11%
Texas 5,134 6% -9% 5,797 W43 2022 3,730 W5 2023 19,987 -9%
Europe 11,592 3% -12% 17,608 W26 2022 6,648 W52 2022 43,646 -10%
UK 1,515 1% -10% 2,336 W26 2022 982 W52 2022 5,752 -11%
Germany 1,298 -12% -27% 1,915 W26 2022 651 W52 2022 5,333 -18%
France 1,769 4% -11% 3,032 W21 2022 1,011 W52 2022 6,461 -9%
Switzerland 688 6% -12% 1,209 W21 2022 549 W47 2022 2,621 -11%
Italy 1,469 19% 6% 2,357 W28 2022 511 W52 2022 4,711 -3%
Middle East 1,323 -3% -10% 2,173 W50 2022 984 W52 2022 5,257 -7%
Africa 805 -10% 4% 987 W17 2023 622 W2 2023 3,531 15%
Asia 2,228 -5% 4% 3,269 W50 2022 1,786 W32 2022 8,933 4%
South America 1,425 15% 26% 1,490 W6 2023 1,006 W29 2022 5,422 10%
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. 2022 52-week high Week 52-week
low
Week Last 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global 36,340 4% -9% 41,552 W25 2022 31,174 W51 2022 140,725 -10%
North America 27,433 5% -6% 30,412 W52 2022 22,967 W35 2022 106,656 -9%
USA 26,176 5% -7% 29,057 W41 2022 21,948 W35 2022 101,727 -10%
Florida 3,579 -6% -11% 5,792 W52 2022 2,024 W39 2022 15,124 -14%
California 2,674 -7% -15% 3,410 W46 2022 2,635 W51 2022 11,589 -13%
Texas 2,151 8% -9% 2,494 W42 2022 1,644 W27 2022 8,187 -11%
Europe 8,169 4% -17% 12,962 W27 2022 4,995 W52 2022 30,689 -15%
UK 1,079 2% -14% 1,772 W26 2022 735 W2 2023 4,067 -17%
Germany 902 -10% -30% 1,295 W25 2022 516 W52 2022 3,633 -19%
France 1,281 7% -14% 2,401 W21 2022 764 W52 2022 4,681 -12%
Switzerland 463 2% -20% 868 W21 2022 415 W47 2022 1,864 -16%
Italy 1,127 20% -1% 1,855 W28 2022 389 W52 2022 3,624 -6%
Middle East 649 -2% -16% 1,075 W50 2022 512 W52 2022 2,614 -12%
Africa 196 -26% -23% 341 W17 2023 160 W35 2022 1,077 9%
Asia 493 -10% -13% 1,015 W50 2022 407 W30 2022 2,094 -7%
South America 28 33% 0% 83 W45 2022 13 W24 2022 124 -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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