"After a tumultuous year, the aviation industry pushes into 2021 with hopes that a vaccine will usher in normalcy for travelers, operators, and their families. With worldwide commercial traffic at -46.50% over 2019, up from the all-time low of -81% back in April, we look forward to the next year as one of continued growth through adversity."
-Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware
Business Aviation Traffic - United States
United States Business Aviation Traffic | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 8,806
2019 Flights/Day: 10,816
Year-over-year change: -18.58%
Commercial Airline Traffic - United States
United States Commercial Airline Traffic | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 15,231
2019 Flights/Day: 28,181
Year-over-year change: -45.95%
Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide
Worldwide Commercial Aviation | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 51,981
2019 Flights/Day: 97,161
Year-over-year change: -46.50%
Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe
Commercial Aviation - Europe | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 6,454
2019 Flights/Day: 21,550
Year-over-year change: -70.05%
Commercial Airline Traffic - China
Commercial Aviation - China | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 12,077
2019 Flights/Day: 13,873
Year-over-year change: -12.95%
Commercial Airline: Any passenger airline flights. The FAA refers to this as Part 121 traffic. The airline numbers shown in this report do not include canceled flights.
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.