Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 28

Is private jet fight activity seeing a second surge? WingX data suggests demand remains stronger than one may believe.

By Doug Gollan, July 20, 2023

Is private jet fight activity seeing a second surge? WingX data suggests demand remains more robust than one may believe

Global private jet flight activity in Week 28 of 2023 surged 17% from the previous week to 72,183 segments, according to the latest WingX data.

That’s just 2% below 2022’s record levels for Week 28.

Over the trailing four weeks, private jet flights worldwide were just 3% off of last year’s torrid pace.

Richard Koe, Managing Direyear’sf WingX, says, “There is some solidity in market trends as we hit the summer peak, with Euroyear’s up on pre-Covid summer 2019, though 10% down on la”t year; North America more robust, at just 4% below last year’s peak, up 16% up on July 2019. Business jet traffic in the Middle East is a little off last year’s records but still 38% ahead of demand four years ago.”

With a 29% boost for the week ending July 16, 2023, there were 47,812 segments in the U.S., flat to last year.

Europe recorded 15,680 flights for the week, 10% under 2022.

Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 28

MarketWeek 28%Change vs. prior week%Change vs. 2022 (dates)52-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global72,18317%-2%76,521W26 202357,233W51 2022284,280-3%
North America51,95426%1%58,838W41 202241,108W27 2023201,732-3%
USA47,81229%0%55,070W41 202237,073W27 2023184,767-3%
Florida4,4188%0%9,174W8 20233,744W39 202218,561-4%
California4,58832%-1%5,512W46 20223,463W27 202317,926-7%
Texas4,21426%-4%5,797W43 20223,335W27 202317,224-3%
Europe15,680-1%-10%17,397W28 20226,648W52 202263,610-8%
UK2,0065%-15%2,315W28 2022982W52 20227,850-13%
Germany1,321-8%-22%1,858W38 2022651W52 20225,923-19%
France2,513-2%-8%2,905W29 20221,011W52 202210,354-4%
Switzerland776-9%-16%1,039W3 2023549W47 20223,422-8%
Italy2,2595%-3%2,357W28 2022511W52 20228,660-2%
Middle East1,5110% 2,173W50 2022984W52 20226,269-2%
Africa87117%32%987W17 2023622W2 20233,29510%
Asia1,9251%-2%3,269W50 20221,786W32 20228,154-2%
South America1,247-10%18%1,490W6 20231,006W29 20225,44828%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Worldwide, the charter and fractional market saw 38,835 flights for the week, 1% ahead of 2022.

With 151,263 flights over the past month, that’s just 3% under last year’s levels.

In the U.S., fractional and charter operators flew 24,775 segments last week, 3% more than in 2022.

The 96,252 charter and fractional flights were just 2% under last year’s totals.

Part 135/91K – Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2023 – Week 28

Market (Part 91K & Part135)Week 28%Change vs. prior wk%Change vs. 202252-week highWeek52-week lowWeekLast 4 Weeks (Flights)%Change vs. 2022
Global38,83512%1%40,375W26 202331,174W51 2022151,263-3%
North America25,89620%3%30,412W52 202221,649W27 2023100,945-1%
USA24,77521%3%29,057W41 202220,505W27 202396,252-2%
Florida2,3546%4%5,792W52 20222,024W39 20229,9000%
California2,85127%0%3,410W46 20222,253W27 202310,786-6%
Texas1,71722%-4%2,494W42 20221,404W27 20237,251-2%
Europe12,1070%-5%12,797W28 20224,995W52 202247,081-8%
UK1,5122%-14%1,733W28 2022735W2 20235,708-16%
Germany995-4%-13%1,223W37 2022516W52 20224,223-16%
France1,9360%-5%2,178W29 2022764W52 20227,630-5%
Switzerland605-6%-12%776W7 2023415W47 20222,555-7%
Italy1,8464%2%1,855W28 2022389W52 20226,8230%
Middle East9830%25%1,075W50 2022512W52 20223,6949%
Africa278-4%50%341W17 2023160W35 20221,04213%
Asia501-5%-2%1,015W50 2022407W30 20222,000-9%
South America23-34%-18%83W45 202217W38 202212415%
Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Europe’s charter and fractional operators completed 12,107 flights in Week 28, 5% below 2022’s levels.

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