• "Winter storms brought a decline in US commercial flight traffic last week. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of the biggest and busiest airports in the US, saw major cancellations for the majority of the week while some other Texas airports including IAH, HOU, and AUS closed their airfields completely at the height of the storm. Meanwhile, after a difficult start to the year, China saw almost a 30% increase in flight traffic within the last week."

    -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware

    Commercial Airline Traffic - United States

    United States Commercial Airline Traffic Graph

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | February 15-21

     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 14,422
    2020: 28,146
    2019: 27,021

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -48.76%
    2021 vs. 2019: -46.62%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide

    Worldwide Commercial Airline Traffic Graph

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide
    Weekly Average | February 15-21
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 45,825
    2020: 85,989
    2019: 93,848

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -46.71%
    2021 vs. 2019: -51.17%


     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe

    Europe Commercial Airline Traffic Graph

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe
    Weekly Average | February 15-21
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 5,275

    2020: 21,516
    2019: 21,170

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -75.49%
    2021 vs. 2019: -75.08%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - China

    China Commercial Airline Traffic Graph

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - China
    Weekly Average | February 15-21
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 9,648

    2020: 2,885
    2019: 14,635

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +234.39%
    2021 vs. 2019: -34.07%

     

    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 Traffic

    Quick Stats:  Business Aviation Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | February 15-21
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 9,127

    2020: 10,775
    2019: 10,323

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -15.30%
    2021 vs. 2019: -11.59%

     

    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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