Business Aviation Market Overview
WingX reported 83,848 Business Aviation departures in Europe during September, representing a 4% growth YoY, slightly ahead of the YTD trend.
Overall, 63% of September’s activity was jet-operated, which is a 3% increase YoY, and over the last twelve months, the strongest trend is in the Medium jet category.
The UK and Switzerland experienced slight declines in departures in September, although both have YTD trends of around +3%. France and Germany enjoyed solid growth of ~5%, though the strongest growth among the larger markets came from Italy and Spain at 7% and 9% respectively.
Some of the smaller markets also experienced strong growth in September, with Business Aviation activity up by 10% in The Netherlands and Ireland; 22% in Croatia; and 60% out of Finland (mainly Turboprop and Piston). Flights out of Turkey, however, slumped -15%.
Flights operated within Europe were up 4% in September, and flights to North America bounced back with a 5% YoY increase (against a 1% YTD decline). Flights to the Middle East dropped off -20% and trail -11% YTD, while flights to Africa are trending up by 8% YTD.