Asia-Pacific Flight Activity: 2019Q1 (Data by WingX)
In 2019 Q1, the Asia-Pacific experienced a total of 17,245 business jet flights — an increase of 0.1% compared with 2018 Q1. In March 2019, there were 5,480 flights — an annual decrease of 10.5%, attributed to a sharp decline of flight activity within Greater China (1,023 flights; -25.7% year-on-year).
Australia, Greater China, India, Japan and Singapore were the main countries for business jet activities, respectively, in 2019 Q1.
Asia Pacific City Pairings
The Asia-Pacific city pairings consist of mainly domestic activity. Flights within Greater China, specifically between Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai, are among the most popular. Hong Kong has the highest number of flights departing from its airport (697) in Greater China, along with the highest number arriving (110). Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Macau airports follow. Still, the most popular regional city pairing in 2019 Q1 was Jakarta (Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport) – Singapore (Seletar Airport).
FLIGHT ACTIVITIES BY OEM
In 2019 Q1, six OEMs manufactured aircraft involved in 16,599 flights, accounting for 96% of the total flights. Bombardier, Gulfstream and Cessna are the top three OEMs in the region, involved in 28.8%, 27.4%, and 19% of the total flights, respectively. In Greater China, Gulfstream is the clear market leaders, with its models utilized in 51.3% of the total flights, followed by Bombardier utilized for 32.8% of flights. In contrast, Gulfstream models are utilized in 27.4% of flights regionally, followed by Bombardier utilized for 28.8% of flights regionally.