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    "With parts of China experiencing new restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, we are seeing a decrease in commercial air traffic. Previously, China was making a strong recovery, coming within -10% of parity to 2019 this past October. This week commercial airline traffic in China hit -26%, which is the largest gap we have seen since July of 2020."

    -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware


    Commercial Airline Traffic - United States

    United States

    Quick Stats:
    Commercial Aviation - United States  |  Weekly Average

    2021 Flights/Day: 16,143
    2020 Flights/Day: 28,078
    Year-over-year change: -42.51%


    Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide


    Quick Stats:
    Commercial Aviation - Worldwide  |  Weekly Average

    2021 Flights/Day: 52,666
    2020 Flights/Day: 98,461
    Year-over-year change: -46.51%


    Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe


    Quick Stats:
    Commercial Aviation - Europe  |  Weekly Average

    2021 Flights/Day: 7,230
    2020 Flights/Day: 21,345
    Year-over-year change: -66.13%


    Commercial Airline Traffic - China

    China Graph

    Quick Stats:
    Commercial Aviation - China  |  Weekly Average

    2021 Flights/Day: 10,865
    2020 Flights/Day: 14,736
    Year-over-year change: -26.27%


    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

    BA_United States

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

    2021 Flights/Day: 8,957
    2020 Flights/Day: 9,268
    Year-over-year change: -3.35%


    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.


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