Global business aviation traffic is down by 55 percent year-over-year according to the latest statistics just released by data provider WingX. On average, 2,600 business aircraft were active each day in May, representing 44 percent of the number usually deployed, as the industry continues dealing with the headwinds posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Germany-based WingX noted some cause for optimism as the seven-day rolling average jumped from 4,800 flights on May 1, to 6,800 on May 19. At its low point in mid-April, the total plunged below 3,700 daily flights. So far this month, nearly 30 percent of all business aviation activity involved turboprops, mainly the Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 208 Caravan, and the Beechcraft King Air 200.
(photo Pilatus Aircraft Ltd)