While scheduled airline flights are still 40% below pre-pandemic levels, WingX reports the private aviation recovery is going strong
With the U.S. leading the way, global private jet flights are 12% ahead of 2019 pre-Covid levels in June, according to WingX. It comes as scheduled airline flights remain 40% lower than 2019 levels. So far this year, global private aviation activity is just 6% below 2019 levels and 41% above 2020.
Bad news led the good news last month for business aviation, according to WingX
The good news was June was the busiest month of the year for business aviation in Europe with 87,236 private flight departures. The bad news was the numbers were still down by 1.7% year-over-year, according to consultancy WingX.
Richard Koe, WingX managing director, said, “All but one
month this year so far have seen declines in flight activity compared to last
year, with the first half of 2019 some 2% down on 2018. “