Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 21

By Doug Gollan, June 1, 2023

Global private jet flight activity continues to slide as supply chain issues continue to stymie operators and OEMs

Global private jet flight activity dropped 4% from the prior Week, with 69,029 flights. It was a drop of 9% from Week 21 in 2022.

Over the trailing month, there were 280,007 private jet flights, a 7% decline year-over-year.

Still, during EBACE in Geneva, executives said supply chain issues continue to havoc operations.

Activity continues to slip

The U.S. saw a 9% week-to-week dip with 46,537 flights, 11% below 2022.

The 196,940 flights for the four weeks ending May 28, 2023, represented an 8% decline from 2022.

With 13,181 flights, Europe increased 14% week-to-week but was still 11% below last year.

There were 46,341 flights in Europe over the trailing month, 10% down from 2022.

Total – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 21

MarketWeek 21%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)%Change vs. prior WeekWeek52 -Week highWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global69,029-4%-9%78,503W25 202257,233W51 2022280,007-7%
North America50,631-8%-10%58838W41 202243,691W51 2022213,532-8%
USA46,537-9%-11%55070W41 202238,832W51 2022196,940-8%
Florida5,865-7%-12%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202226,154-10%
California4,612-2%-11%5512W46 20224,066W51 202219,129-10%
Texas4,753-7%-10%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202319,683-10%
Europe13,18114%-11%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202246,341-10%
UK1,83121%-16%2,336W26 2022982W52 20226,233-11%
Germany1,56120%5%1,915W26 2022651W52 20225,550-13%
France2,35633%-10%3,032W21 20221,011W52 20227,340-8%
Switzerland89029%-28%1,209W21 2022549W47 20222,850-18%
Italy1,442-2%-7%2,357W28 2022511W52 20225,194-1%
Middle East1,268-4%-2%2,173W50 2022984W52 20225,241-5%
Africa94517%14%987W17 2023622W2 20233,48910%
Asia2,3194%28%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20228,92510%
South America1,375-4%9%1,490W6 20231,006W29 20225,42514%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Charter and Fractional Operators flew 35,108 flights worldwide, a 3% week-to-week dip, putting them 14% below 2022’s pace.

The 141,771 flights over the last four weeks were 11% below the previous year’s period.

The U.S. charter and fractional flights were down 9% week-to-week with 23,915.

Over the trailing four weeks, there were 101,194 flights, a 10% drop from last year.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 21

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 21%Change. vs 2022%Change vs. prior Week52- Week HighWeek%Change. vs. 2022WeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global35,108-3%-14%41,552W25 202231,174W51 2022141,771-11%
North America25,155-8%-13%30,412W52 202222,967W35 2022106,086-9%
USA23,915-9%-13%29,057W41 202221,948W35 2022101,194-10%
Florida3,251-9%-12%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202214,163-12%
California2,7734%-14%3,410W46 20222,635W51 202211,426-13%
Texas1,950-9%-11%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,065-12%
Europe9,19913%-19%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202232,536-15%
UK1,32523%-22%1,772W26 2022735W2 20234,414-18%
Germany1,05016%-4%1,295W25 2022516W52 20223,781-15%
France1,66630%-20%2,401W21 2022764W52 20225,281-14%
Switzerland63637%-28%868W21 2022415W47 20222,002-22%
Italy1,080-4%-11%1,855W28 2022389W52 20223,973-4%
Middle East572-12%-16%1,075W50 2022512W52 20222,525-14%
Africa2149%-13%341W17 2023160W35 2022950-4%
Asia4961%14%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,018-5%
South America24-14%9%83W45 202213W24 202298-16%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Even though European charter and fractional activity were 13% higher than the previous Week, with 9,199 flights, they were 19% under 2022.

In Switzerland, where protesters infiltrated the static display at EBACE, charter, and fractional flights were 28% under last year’s levels.

Flights were 22% under last year for the past month.

Rodo, the stuffed rodent (pictured in header), didn’t help as he left the country on a Swiss commercial airline flight.

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