After a big August, private jet flights in Europe see September drop

WingX private jet travel trends

August private aviation flights in Europe were up 3% year-over-year, but with more lockdowns and the end of summer vacation travel, flight activity is dropping, according to WingX

Private aviation in Europe is seeing a September swoon, according to the latest weekly tracking report from WingX, an aviation consultancy. After Europe beat 2019 numbers in August, France, a major market, saw a 15% decline in private jet and prop flights month-to-date.

GlobeAir reports a record-busting July for private jet flights in Europe

GlobeAir private jet charter operator

Very Light Jet operator GlobeAir says year-over-year flights in July were up 8.6% with net sales jumping 11.3%

GlobeAir is adding to the good news coming from Europe. Last week NetJets announced it was hiring back furloughed pilots at its subsidiary there. It also said it was reversing plans to ground some of its European fleet there it had designated for retirement.

GlobeAir launches new Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility roadmap

GlobeAir

The European very light jet operator has added sustainability as a long-term company goal

GlobeAir has launched a new CSER (Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility) roadmap 2020 and putting sustainability as one of the company’s long-term goals.

The company is using the hashtag #WeArePlanetA. As part of the initiative, it will now be possible to offset one’s carbon footprint for private jet flights on GlobeAir.

Aviation accounts for just 2% of all carbon emissions. Business aviation’s carbon emissions are about 2% of the aviation total, and 0.04% of global human-made emissions.

European business aviation ends 2019 on a high note

WingX private jet travel trends

Wing-X data shows despite the bright spots, overall disappointing results

December saw some year-over-year growth in business aviation activity in Europe, according to researcher Wing-X.

Flights were up by 2.9% with most of the growth in business jet sectors, up by 4.5%, particularly charter activity, up by 7%. For the full year, total activity was down 1.6% compared to 2018.

Ultra-long-range private jet charter bucks business aviation’s European decline

WingX April 2019 private jet activity

Except for long-haul charters, WingX says April results show heavy turbulence for private aviation

According to WingX, there were 66,165 business aviation departures in Europe in April, a similar volume to March, but 3.1% fewer flights than April 2019. What’s more, 12-month activity is trending less than1% growth, a mere 10% above the recession trough in 2009, and 11% down from the highpoint back in 2008.

PrivateFly expands fixed-rate, route-based pricing in Europe

private jet charter trends

After testing fixed-rate, route-based pricing between London and Geneva, the on-demand charter broker is expanding its whole private jet offerings for the summer

PrivateFly is offering fixed by the flight private jet charter pricing for key European city pairs this summer, on specified routes to and from London, Paris, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, Palma, and Ibiza. The flights are on the Nextant 400XTi light jet. During the winter it had tested the concept between London and Geneva appealing to the U.K. ski market headed to Switzerland.

Brexit weighs down March business aviation results

European private jet flights March 2019

Despite limited growth, private air travel, particularly charter, is facing a slowdown, according to WingX

There were 66,736 business aviation departures in Europe last month, a strong increase over February, but just 0.7% growth compared to same month results for 2018, according to WingX an aviation consulting and data company. The analyst said results were driven by a large increase in piston traffic offsetting declines in business jet and turboprop. First quarter 2019 total activity was up 0.6% compared to 2018.

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