European Business aviation traffic tracker (July 2020)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for July 2020.
In this report, you will find detailed information on European Business aviation traffic, in a geographic and weekly breakdown.
The Business aviation sector was heavily impacted by the crisis from mid-March onwards, reducing activity by up to 76% around mid-April. We observed a slight upturn at the end of May, that was confirmed in June and accelerated in July, with traffic at 10% below 2019 levels at the same time. Business aviation accounted for 17% of European air traffic in July compared with 6-7% in standard times.
- Business aviation is shaping the air transport recovery and has recovered significantly more than the airlines (at -67% at the end of July) but still isn’t back to normal.
- While airlines struggle to restart effectively, new customers are willing to pay a bit more for added travel flexibility, peace of mind and security in these unprecedented times.
- It remains to be seen if this demand will withstand the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and travel restrictions still being put in place by governments across Europe to mitigate its impact.
EBAA is actively and closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We work with European and global authorities, and other aviation organisation, to gather, filter and disseminate official guidance and information to our members, and the broader industry as it becomes available.