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.

Nigeria, Colombia, Serbia, Brazil lead private jet travel’s Covid-19 winners and losers list

private jet travel trends

Here’s how the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Mexico and other top business aviation markets performed during the coronavirus pandemic

An analysis of private aviation departures from WingX data by Private Jet Card Comparisons reveals a wide disparity in how COVID-19 impacted private jet travel on a country-by-country basis.

There was only one country that saw departures increase during the period and at the bottom of the list, 10 countries saw flying less than 50% of 2019 totals.

Looking at the 50 countries and territories with the most private aviation departures between March and July 2020, Nigeria’s private flights are at 103% of 2019 levels, up 3%.

Still, it was a bumpy ride powered by a 57% increase in flights during July. During the five months of data reviewed, Nigeria’s private aviation departures were ahead of 2019 levels in four months, although April departures dropped 73%.

As borders open, Spain leads Europe’s private jet travel surge

WingX’s Global Market Tracker shows private jet flights in Europe rebounded to 85% of 2019 levels so far in July

Who needs the Americans? Not Europe’s private aviation segment, at least not at the moment.

With borders opening across the continent earlier this month, WingX’s weekly Global Market Tracker reports private jet flights in Europe to rebound to 85% of 2019 activity.

Private Jet recovery continues ascent as airlines struggle

In the latest WingX moving 7-day average, daily business aviation flights increased to 6,600 from last month’s low of 3,700

Statistics from three different researchers and the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) will again give folks from the private jet side of the aviation business some reason to have pleasant dreams. Or at least blot out recent nightmares.

The Private Jet rebound is continuing day-by-day

Global business aviation is down 58% so far in May compared to a 70% drop in April, according to WingX

Palm Beach International is the world’s busiest airport so far in May

Light Jets and Turboprops are leading the recovery

The glass is getting closer to being half full in business aviation. After a 70% drop in global private aviation in April, private jet flying is down by only 58% through the first 13 days of May. At its nadir, activity was down by around 80%.

The numbers compare favorably to the airlines. Global scheduled passenger flights were down 85% so far this month.

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