European traffic continues to grow

European business aircraft traffic is continuing to grow according to the latest available data produced by Hamburg-based industry analyst WINGX Advance. October 2018 saw a total of 77,197 business aircraft departures – an increase of 5% YOY. Corporate jets undertook some 60% of this total, which represents a 4% increase on the same period last year. YTD traffic figures have increased overall by 3.2%. In terms of market strength, departures from Spain increased by 11%, Germany by 8%, both France and Switzerland by 5%, and the UK by 3%. In terms of individual airports, Paris Le Bourget recorded growth of some 13% in October – 9% YTD.

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