European Business aviation traffic tracker (September 2020)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for September 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 over the summer.
However, September reflects the impact of the second wave of COVID-19, with immediate effect on air traffic. At the end of the month, Business aviation fell to -20% compared with September 2019. H1 2020 shows an average decline in Business aviation traffic of 26% compared to H1 2019.
- All major markets, except Italy and Switzerland, are experiencing a clear relapse in September.
- Throughout the crisis, State/Diplomatic and Medical Business aviation are slightly less impacted than commercial and non-commercial Business aviation.
- From May onwards, light/small & short haul Business aviation is driving the market, whereas heavy jets and long haul Business aviation are the most impacted (still around -50% below 2019 levels at the end of September).