European private jet flights spiked 27% in the lastest weekly report from WingX
There has been no let-up in the demand for private jet flights in Europe coming into September, with the first week seeing 27% more flights than in the same week of 2019. That’s according to the latest report from WingX.
August was another record-breaking month for private jet travel, ranking only behind July as the busiest month since Argus TraqPak has been tracking flights
August private flight activity in North America clocked a 38.7% increase over 2020, good enough to finish as the second busiest month on record, trailing only July 2021. The August activity was 10% higher than 2019’s pre-pandemic private jet flying levels. Total flights were just under the 300,000 mark.
With Europe reopening, private jet flights are now joining the U.S. trend with dramatic gains compared to pre-pandemic 2019 activity
European private jet flights are bouncing back, in some cases exceeding 2019 levels, according to WingX’s latest weekly report. There were 2,634 business jet and turboprop sectors flown in Europe on June 21st, 2021, 95% more than the summer solstice last year and almost exactly matching 2019.
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.