November was another growth month for business aviation in Europe, with 61,837 flight departures, up 6.1% YOY, taking the YTD growth trend to 4.2%. Activity in November 2017 was still 10.5% behind the pre-crisis peak back in November-2007, reports WINGX.
May saw 77,068 business aviation departures in Europe, the best month this year and a 17% jump over April. Year-to-date private aviation flights are up 3.2% over the same period last year, according to WINGX.
While business aviation numbers in the U.S. showed a 5.3% increase, WINGX`s monthly Business Aviation Monitor shows 63,587 business aviation departures in Europe in April 2017, a 1% in activity from 2016. Private jet activity was flat while Piston flights were up, and Turboprop down. Combined flight hours were up by 4% compared to 2016 and year-to-date for 2017 business aviation activity is still up by 4%.
WINGX`s latest monthly Business Aviation Monitor shows 67,231 business aviation departures in Europe in March 2017, up 8% YOY. In a press release, the private jet tracking service noted this wad due to Easter falling in Mar 2016 and Apr 2017.