European Business aviation traffic tracker (May 2021)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for May 2021.
In this report, you will find detailed information on European Business aviation traffic, in a geographic and weekly breakdown.
A year ago, the European aviation industry was in the eye of the COVID19 storm. At -71% of its normal levels, European Business aviation was facing the worst drop in its history. Since, Business aviation has had trouble recovering. After a rapid recovery through summer 2020, the industry has hit a bumpy road. In May 2021, the traffic is -10% below its 2019 levels (normal levels).
- Since few month, we observed a positive trends in Eastern European countries while all western Europe was deeply impacted. In May 2021 though, the Iberian Peninsula is the first western part with traffic levels matching 2019 levels . United Kingdom remains the biggest impacted western country (-50%)
- All major European Business aviation hubs remains below their 2019 levels (Paris Le Bourget -32%, Geneva -27%, Nice -25%, Farnborough -46%, Milano -25%). On the other hand some main Mediterranean airports are above their 2019 levels (Palma +38%, Malaga +28%, Athens +46%, Ibiza +72%)
- From May onwards, some of main Business aviation routes are slightly exceeding their 2019 levels (Milano-Roma +14%, Barcelona-Madrid +9%)