Private Jet Flight Activity Analysis – 2024 – Week 19

Despite a flat week, worldwide private jet flight activity is 32.1% higher than 2019 year-to-date says WingX.

By Doug Gollan, May 16, 2024

Worldwide private jet flight activity (70,993 segments) was flat for Week 19 of 2024 compared to the previous week.

The latest data from WingX showed a 1% year-over-year gain.

Year-to-date private jet flights globally are 1.6% below last year and 2.7% down from 2022’s peak.

32.1% higher than 2019

Through May 12, 2024, private flying is 32.1% higher than 2019’s pre-Covid levels.

By contrast, scheduled airline flights are 12.0% above 2019 levels.

The U.S. (48,890 flights) saw a 3% week-to-week dip as Week 19 numbers stayed 1% above 2023.

Europe (10,719 flights) saw a 20% gain from the previous week to pull within 1% of last year.

South America’s 2,126 flights were 28% higher year-over-year for the week.

PRIVATE JET FLIGHT ACTIVITY ANALYSIS – 2024 – WEEK 19

Market Week 19 %Change vs. prior week %Change vs. W19 2023 52-week high Week 52-week low Week Last 4 Weeks % Change vs YOY
Global 70,993 0% 1% 76,521 W26 2023 58,018 W52 2023 282,020 -1%
North America 50,469 -3% 1% 60,279 W46 2023 41,108 W27 2023 201,401 0%
USA 48,890 -3% 1% 55,178 W46 2023 37,073 W27 2023 195,395 0%
Florida 6,976 -3% 2% 8,740 W8 2024 3,628 W35 2023 28,520 3%
California 4,767 3% 1% 5,658 W46 2023 3,463 W27 2023 18,887 -3%
Texas 4,951 3% 3% 6,036 W46 2023 3,335 W27 2023 19,536 -2%
Europe 10,719 20% -1% 16,289 W26 2023 6,446 W52 2023 39,444 -2%
UK 1,505 16% -1% 2,014 W28 2023 876 W52 2023 5,527 -3%
Germany 1,222 16% -17% 1,623 W24 2023 550 W52 2023 4,919 -11%
France 1,692 24% -2% 2,653 W26 2023 918 W52 2023 5,894 -4%
Switzerland 703 26% 6% 1,030 W3 2024 539 W44 2023 2,496 -5%
Italy 1,391 39% 13% 2,264 W28 2023 483 W52 2023 4,979 13%
Middle East 1,354 -4% -9% 2,247 W25 2023 1,038 W14 2024 5,468 -6%
Africa 657 -21% -35% 991 W50 2023 657 W19 2024 3,073 -22%
Asia 1,923 -4% -13% 2,483 W3 2024 1,794 W52 2023 8,170 -10%
South America 2,126 10% 28% 2,212 W12 2024 1,239 W29 2023 8,278 14%

Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

Fractional and charter operators saw a 1% week-to-week increase, with 35,833 flights in Week 19.

That was down 1% year-over-year.

U.S. charter and fractional operators (25,802 segments) were 3% higher than last year despite a 2% drop from Week 18.

European operators (7,533 flights) saw a 19% week-to-week gain but fell 7% short of 2023.

PART 135/91K – PRIVATE JET FLIGHT ACTIVITY ANALYSIS – 2024 – WEEK 19

Market (Part 91K & Part135) Week 19 %Change vs. prior week % Change vs. W19 2023 52-week high Week 52-week low Week Last 4 Weeks (Flights) %Change vs YOY
Global 35,833 1% -1% 40,375 W26 2023 29,868 W2 2024 139,815 -2%
North America 26,408 -2% 3% 30,954 W46 2023 21,649 W27 2023 103,749 1%
USA 25,802 -2% 3% 28,235 W46 2023 20,505 W27 2023 101,602 1%
Florida 3,956 -3% 4% 5,792 W52 2023 1,958 W35 2023 16,129 4%
California 2,965 3% 2% 3,480 W46 2023 2,253 W27 2023 11,685 -2%
Texas 2,221 12% 10% 2,496 W46 2023 1,404 W27 2023 8,356 5%
Europe 7,533 19% -7% 12,171 W27 2023 5,313 W52 2023 27,421 -10%
UK 1,073 15% -8% 1,516 W28 2023 731 W2 2024 3,909 -10%
Germany 807 10% -23% 1,179 W24 2023 432 W52 2023 3,217 -18%
France 1,224 29% -6% 1,943 W48 2023 716 W52 2023 4,158 -11%
Switzerland 515 24% 6% 923 W7 2024 411 W47 2023 1,821 -8%
Italy 1,011 33% -2% 1,847 W28 2023 422 W52 2023 3,672 0%
Middle East 685 -1% -18% 1,057 W35 2023 567 W13 2024 2,807 -16%
Africa 195 -14% -42% 380 W41 2023 192 W16 2024 817 -42%
Asia 220 -10% -36% 733 W11 2023 220 W19 2024 1,099 -23%
South America 34 62% -21% 91 W1 2024 18 W22 2023 154 -22%

Source: WingX for Private Jet Card Comparisons. Includes Jets and VIP Airliners.

WingX Managing Director Richard Koe says the week was a mixed bag.

He points to “significant weakness in Germany, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, but strength in Texas, Switzerland, and Brazil.”

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