• "Despite Lunar New Year approaching, China continues its precipitous decline tethered to flying restrictions imposed in early January. The story out of the US is more steady with both commercial and business aviation traffic behaving as expected given the lack of changes in travel policy."

    -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Unites States

    US Commercial Airline Traffic Graph

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | January 18-24

     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 15,332 
    2020: 27,024
    2019: 25,549

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -43.27%
    2021 vs. 2019: -39.99%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide

    Worldwide Commerical Aviation

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide
    Weekly Average | January 18-24
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 46,556
    2020: 97,020
    2019: 91,616

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -52.01%
    2021 vs. 2019: -49.18%


     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe

    Europe Commercial Aviation

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe
    Weekly Average | January 18-24
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 5,401
    2020: 20,520
    2019: 20,306

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -73.68%
    2021 vs. 2019: -73.40%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - China

    China Commercial Aviation

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - China
    Weekly Average | January 18-24
     

    Flights per Day:

    2021: 9,368
    2020: 15,363
    2019: 14,308

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -39.02%
    2021 vs. 2019: -34.52%

     

    Commercial Airline: Any scheduled passenger airline flights. The FAA refers to these as Part 121 and Part 129 traffic. The airline numbers shown in this report do not include canceled flights.

     

     

    Business Aviation Traffic - United States

    United States Business Aviation

    Quick Stats:  Business Aviation Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | January 18-24
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 8,836
    2020: 9,965
    2019: 9,549

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -11.33%
    2021 vs. 2019: -7.47%

     

    Business Aviation: Any turbine general aviation flights that are not commercial or cargo airlines. The FAA refers to these as Part 91 or 135 traffic.

     
     
    Notice a change? To give a full picture of the recovery we are now graphing all three years. 2019 still serves as a high-water mark, but the improvements over 2020 showcase a recovery from the worst crisis the aviation industry has faced in its existence.
     

    About FlightAware:

    FlightAware (flightaware.com) is the leading provider of real-time and historical flight information and insights to the global aviation community. FlightAware serves all segments of the aviation marketplace through best-of-breed applications and data services that provide comprehensive information about the current and predicted movement of aircraft. Through the collection, interpretation, and enrichment of hundreds of sources of data, including data from FlightAware’s own proprietary terrestrial ADS-B network spanning seven continents and in 200 countries and territories, the company is able to transform millions of raw flight data elements and deliver them as coherent, easy-to-consume flight stories. As a single source of accurate and actionable data for aviation players large and small, FlightAware is central to aviation. ​

    FlightAware is privately held with headquarters in Houston and locations in New York, Austin, Singapore, and London.

     

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