23 Jul 2020
SPAIN LEADS EUROPEAN SUMMER BOUNCE-BACK, US RECOVERY TREADS WATER
Since the start of this month, most travel restrictions for flights between countries in Europe have been lifted, and the result has been a much stronger recovery in all aviation activity. Business aviation is still far out-pacing commercial airlines, with bizav sectors coming within 15% of normal through the first 3 weeks of July, contrast the airlines, lagging July 2019 activity by more than 60%. Central Europe is seeing the strongest regional recovery, with bizav activity in Germany, Switzerland within 5% of normal, and flights from Austria up by 9% compared to July last year, reflecting the relaunch of the Grand Prix season with two consecutive events at the Red Bull ring.