European Business aviation traffic tracker (August 2021)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for August 2021.
In this report, you will find detailed information on European Business aviation traffic, in a geographic and weekly breakdown.
- After a record-breaking July 2021, August 2021 reaches a level of activity of +25% compared to August 2019 (17,000 more flights than 2 years ago)
- Taking into account a poor start of 2021, with Business aviation still heavily impacted by Covid (between -20% and -10% on the first months of 2021), the strong performance of the summer is a welcome boost for the industry helping alleviate pressure specifically on SMEs.
- The performance of Business aviation in the 2021 summer is similar across the different segments, with commercial operators performing exceptionally well. The summer period represents an increase of +21% for charter compared to previous charter levels.
- COVID19 triggered major shifts in trends. One of the most significant is the predominance of light jets and turboprops in the overall Business aircraft activity. August saw the return of heavy jets, which performed above their 2019 levels for the first time since March 2020 (+12% in August 2021).