Global private jet activity hits post-March high

WingX private jet travel trends

The V-shaped private jet travel recovery continues to be driven by pent-up demand, government restrictions and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

Worldwide business aviation activity reached its highest levels since the first weeks of March when flights plummeted.

According to the WingX, during the first half of August, global private aviation departures are tracking at 16% below 2020 levels.

Global private jet travel has rebounded to 80% of pre-COVID-19 levels in July

Despite the increase from 70% to 80% of 2019 activity from June to July, the U.S. recovery is hitting headwinds due to Coronavirus related closures

In the world of private aviation or business aviation, as it is often called, most veterans will tell you, “If things are going great, wait a day or two.”

That may or may not be the case, however, aviation analyst WingX says as Europe’s rebound is getting more pronounced, the U.S. is hitting headwinds.

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.

Europe private jet flights dive in November

WingX private jet travel trends April 2020

WingX said flights dropped 3.2% compared to November with year-to-date flights down 1.8%

November saw an acceleration in the trending decline in flight activity in Europe this year, with 3.2% fewer business aviation departures compared to the same period a year ago, according to business aviation analyst WingX.

Year-to-date in 2019, flight activity in Europe was down 1.8%, 15,000 fewer flights.

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