Through the first 29 days of March, flying dropped 29.4%
That’s after private flights were only off 5% in the first 10 days of the month
A just-published white paper from Argus TRAQPak shows the dramatic drop in private aviation flights. It also paints a difficult picture looking forward.
After February private jet flights dipped, Argus TRAQPak is projecting numbers to plummet in March from COVID-19 Coronavirus
If there was an early March surge in private jet travel, it was lost and more by the end of the month. Argus TRAQPak is expecting flights to drop by 27.8%.
The two largest players in fractional ownership of private jets saw significant growth in 2019
NetJets and Flexjet, the two largest players in the fractional ownership market, both recorded strong performances in 2019, measured by flight hours.
According to data released by Argus Traqpak, for the total fractional market, flights and flight hours grew 5.9% and 7.9% respectively, when compared to 2018.
Private aviation flying dipped in January, according to the latest Argus TRAQPak analysis
The first month of the new decade began the way the old decade ended. The results were mixed. There were clear winners and losers. And, it’s hard to say what it means, except that private jet travel continues to ebb and flow.
TRAQPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity from January 2020 compared to January 2019 indicates a 0.5% drop.
Activity by fractional operators was the clear star, jumping 6.6% compared to a year go.
Also, the busiest private jet airports for the holidays
The TRAQPak forecast from Argus indicates a strong start for the new year, at least as it pertains to private aviation flying.
TRAQPak is predicting February to post a yearly gain of 5.9%, while Q1 2020 is anticipated to rise 4.2% year over year.
Amid fears of slipping to negative growth, business aviation
activity saw a slight gain year-over-year in January
ARGUS TRAQPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity indicates that January 2019 recorded an increase of 0.7%. The results by operational category were mixed with fractional operator activity, again, posting the largest yearly increase, up 4.9% year over year. NetJets and Flexjet make up about 80% of all fractional private jet flights. Part 91 activity posted an increase of 1.0%, while Part 135 activity declined for the eighth straight month, down 0.9%.
ARGUS TRAQPak expects a 0.6% dip for the Festive Season and a 1.1% increase in private flights during Thanksgiving 2018
While the economy is booming, it apparently won’t have much impact on how many folks will be taking a private jet home for the holidays or away for vacation this year according to the ARGUS TRAQPak 2018 Holiday Business Aircraft Activity Forecast. From December 22 to December 31 the expectation is a year over year decrease at 0.6%. Slightly more people will be flying during the Thanksgiving break with a thin increase of 1.1% over 2017 projected. The forecast comes after September business aviation flying dipped in September due to a slow Labor Day and Hurricane Florence.