European Business aviation traffic tracker (September 2021)
Using EUROCONTROL data, we have compiled the European Business aviation traffic figures for September 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 September 2021 at +25% of its 2019 levels. This average is held high by short-haul business whilst the sector is anxiously awaiting the re-opening of transatlantic flight. Overall, the median in Business aviation continues its summer momentum in September 2021 at +25% of its 2019 level
- Considering a poor start of 2021, with Business aviation still heavily impacted by COVID, the strong performance of the summer is a welcome boost for the industry, helping alleviate pressure specifically on SMEs.
- Despite a very active summer in all European countries, the year 2021 remains below “normal” levels for Western European markets (e.g. France and Germany -3%, United Kingdom -25%)