Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 26

U.S. private jet flights surged leading into the July 4th holiday as airlines canceled and delayed thousands of flights.

By Doug Gollan, July 7, 2023

U.S. private jet flights surged leading into the July 4th holiday as airlines canceled and delayed thousands of flights

Leading into the American July 4th holiday, global private jet flight activity increased by 4% week-to-week gain with 76,521 private jet flights.

Flights for the week ending July 2, 2023, were just 1% below 2022’s levels.

U.S. private jet flights surge to 2022 levels

In the U.S., where there were 51,282 segments flown, activity was even with last year.

It came as thousands of airline flights were delayed and canceled.

With 4,854 flights, Texas posted a 1% year-over-year increase in private jet flights for the week.

Europe also saw a gain, up 2% with 16,263 flights, 7% under 2022 levels.

South America, with 1,371 flights, had a 21% week-to-week gain and was 32% ahead of last year.

Over the past month, South American private jet flights were 26% ahead of 2022.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 26

MarketWeek 26%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 52-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global76,5214%-1%76,521W26 202357,233W51 2022292,465-5%
North America55,5465%0%58,838W41 202243,691W51 2022211,627-5%
USA51,2826%0%55,070W41 202238,832W51 2022194,439-6%
Florida5,29811%-2%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202220,086-8%
California4,7546%-5%5,512W46 20224,066W51 202218,124-10%
Texas4,8541%1%5,797W43 20223,730W5 202318,832-4%
Europe16,2632%-7%17,608W26 20226,648W52 202261,151-7%
UK1,949-2%-16%2,336W26 2022982W52 20227,698-11%
Germany1,571-1%-18%1,915W26 2022651W52 20226,262-11%
France2,6481%-2%2,905W29 20221,011W52 202210,130-2%
Switzerland871-5%-6%1,039W3 2023549W47 20223,419-4%
Italy2,051-6%-7%2,357W28 2022511W52 20227,890-5%
Middle East1,560-8%-2%2,173W50 2022984W52 20226,3472%
Africa786-12%7%987W17 2023622W2 20233,46310%
Asia2,049-10%0%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20228,6011%
South America1,37121%32%1,490W6 20231006W29 20225,55626%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Charter and fractional operators flew 40,375 segments in Week 26, an 8% gain over Week 25 and 2% below 2022’s levels.

The U.S. saw 26,663 flights, a 10% increase from the previous week and 1% above 2022’s levels.

With 2,977 charter and fractional flights, Florida was 3% ahead of the same week in 2022, while Texas, with 2,127 segments, was 6% higher.

However, looking back over the past four weeks, the pair were 6% and 3% under 2022’s levels.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 26

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 26%Change vs prior wk%Change vs 202252-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks %Change vs. 2022
Global40,3758%-2%40,375W26 202331,174W51 2022150,015-7%
North America27,8589%1%30,412W52 202222,967W35 2022103,699-6%
USA26,66310%1%29,057W41 202221,948W35 202298,765-6%
Florida2,79710%3%5,792W52 20222,024W39 202210,740-6%
California2,9417%-5%3,410W46 20222,635W51 202210,907-12%
Texas2,1276%6%2,494W42 20221,644W27 20228,009-3%
Europe11,7526%-8%12,962W27 20224,995W52 202243,346-11%
UK1,3773%-22%1,772W26 2022735W2 20235,441-18%
Germany1,1001%-14%1,297W26 2022516W52 20224,402-11%
France1,9346%-3%2,178W29 2022764W52 20227,187-7%
Switzerland629-7%-6%776W7 2023415W47 20222,459-6%
Italy1,573-3%-7%1,855W28 2022389W52 20225,963-7%
Middle East8917%3%1,075W50 2022512W52 20223,2271%
Africa2381%-4%341W17 2023160W35 2022915-10%
Asia485-2%-10%1,015W50 2022407W30 20221,878-16%
South America28-20%-22%83W45 202217W38 202212428%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

In Europe, charter and fractional operators clocked 11,752 segments, 6% up week-to-week and 8% below last year.

Richard Koe, Managing Director of WingX, says, “The Independence Day holiday over the long weekend saw record business jet activity, even surpassing last year, and for the full week 26, midpoint to 2023, activity was flat year on year. This is an improvement on the month of June, which was 5% off June 2022. Europe is considerably weaker, with the U.K. seeing a steep drop-off from last June.”

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