Part 135 charter operators saw November year-over-year totals off by just 6.4% while fractional operators were down 14.5% and Part 91 flying was 24.1% below 2019
Argus TRAQPak analysts predict a year-over-year drop in private jet flights of 18.5% during December
The latest Argus TRAQPak monthly report shows Part 135 charter operators are continuing to see the strongest recovery.
Data from Argus and WingX shows private jet charters drew within 10% of pre-COVID-19 levels for the first time last month
Data from Argus shows Part 135 private jet charters continued to push the recovery of business aviation last month. In October, there were 802,054 flights, 8.7% below 2019 levels. That includes 14 days in which traffic was higher than the same date last year.
Argus TRAQPak projects a 14% year-over-year deficit this month
Argus TRAQPak, one of the two analysts providing regular updates on business aviation flights, is providing industry followers an optimistic look as we move into Fall.
For the first seven days of June Part 135 flights reached 68% of 2019 levels while fractional flying was at 65%; Airline passengers rebounded to 15% of last year’s totals
The most recent data from Argus and the TSA shows private jet travel’s strong rebound while passenger counts for airline flights remained at just 15% of 2019 levels, although also gaining.
While airline passenger counts stayed at just 12% of last year’s holiday weekend, the private jet travel rebound continued
From the Wednesday prior to Memorial Day through Tuesday, the number of passengers who passed through TSA checkpoints hovered at just 12% of 2019 levels.
During the same period, fractional and charter operator flights surged to 58% of 2019 levels, continuing an upward trek. The data from Argus affirmed the rebound for private jet operators, which just last month had seen flying drop to just 20% of last year’s level as the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders ground travel to a virtual halt.