European Business aviation traffic tracker (October 2021)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for October 2021.
In this report, you will find detailed information on European Business aviation traffic, in a geographic and weekly breakdown.
- The crisis has shown clear survivors and losers within the sector. Among the survivors are commercial operators, flying short-haul with small aircraft. On the other end of the spectrum are those operators focusing on long-haul markets, which have been negatively impacted. While the number of flights is small, the revenues associated with those long-haul flights are often substantial. As a result, the various industry players that depend on this specific part of the market have suffered severe financial consequences
- Overall, the median in Business aviation continues its summer momentum in October 2021 at +25% of its 2019 level. This average is held high by short-haul business whilst the sector is anxiously awaiting the re-opening of transatlantic flight in November. The November report will make a specific focus on Transatlantic activity.
- Considering a poor start of 2021, with Business aviation still heavily impacted by COVID, the strong performance started in the summer and maintained until October is a welcome boost for the industry, helping alleviate pressure specifically on SMEs.