Private aviation consultants WingX says the private jet recovery had plateaued for the time being
The recovery in private jet traffic at this point appears to be hitting a ceiling of around 85% compared to 2019. That’s the assessment from Wing-X weekly’s global tracking report.
And while that sounds good compared to other sectors of the travel industry, it equates to a reduction of about 50,000 fewer private aviation sectors since the start of September. Including private jets and turboprops. In terms of hours, just over 550,000 hours have been operated in that period, an 18% year-over-year drop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WingX’s weekly Global Market Tracker is showing the glass may indeed be half full for business aviation
Private aviation, just 15% of the global flights at the start of March, now represents 33% of all departures
Pop the champagne! Global business aviation activity was down by 68% for the period April 1st through May 5th, according to WingX’s closely watched weekly Global Market Tracker survey.
Researcher WingX projects business aviation to remain at low levels through month’s end
Just over 26,000 business jet flights operated worldwide in the first two weeks of April 2020, 79% below the same period in 2019, according to WingX’s Global Market Tracker.