European traffic down in 2019

According to the end of year data produced by data analyst WingX Advance, European business aviation traffic fell by 1.6% overall in 2019 compared to the previous year. On a slightly more positive note, traffic for the month of December rose by 2.9% but this followed November’s figure which had recorded a 3.2% fall. For the year, two markets were clearly weak, with traffic down significantly in both the UK and Germany. WingX managing director Richard Koe said: “Long-term trends in all business jet segments are heading south following the brief rally in 2017 to 2018. Particularly on the older platform aircraft, in the lighter and entry-level category, owners are flying much less. The sensitivity of business jets to the climate agenda may well exaggerate this trend next year.”

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