Christmas Travel Statistics
2019 vs. 2020 holiday travel numbers starting the Friday prior to Christmas. Note Christmas Day* fell on a Wednesday in 2019, compared to a Friday in 2020.
United States Commercial Aviation | Flights/Day
Worldwide Commercial Aviation | Flights/Day
Tracking the Recovery
Commercial Airline Traffic - United States
United States Commercial Airline Traffic | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 16,979
2019 Flights/Day: 27,783
Year-over-year change: -38.89%
Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide
Worldwide Commercial Aviation | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 54,721
2019 Flights/Day: 95,919
Year-over-year change: -42.95%
Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe
Commercial Aviation - Europe | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 7,218
2019 Flights/Day: 20,025
Year-over-year change: -63.95%
Commercial Airline Traffic - China
Commercial Aviation - China | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 11,880
2019 Flights/Day: 14,209
Year-over-year change: -16.39%
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.
Business Aviation Traffic - United States
United States Business Aviation Traffic | Weekly Average
2020 Flights/Day: 8,737
2019 Flights/Day: 8,045
Year-over-year change: 8.61%
The FAA refers to these as Part 91 or 135 traffic.
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