• "Over the last few days, commercial flight traffic in China has started to increase following a month of sharp decline. The United States and Europe began 2021 with a slight drop in traffic but have mostly been holding steady."

    -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware

    Commercial Airline Traffic - United States

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    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | February 1-7

     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 14,995

    2020: 26,950
    2019: 26,174

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -44.36%
    2021 vs. 2019: -42.71%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide

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    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide
    Weekly Average | February 1-7
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 43,845

    2020: 87,299
    2019: 92,378

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -49.78%
    2021 vs. 2019: -52.54%


     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe

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    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe
    Weekly Average | February 1-7
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 5,223

    2020: 20,736
    2019: 20,402

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -74.81%
    2021 vs. 2019: -74.40%

     

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - China

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    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - China
    Weekly Average | February 1-7
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 7,484

    2020: 5,474
    2019: 14,145

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +36.71%
    2021 vs. 2019: -47.09%

     

    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

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    Quick Stats:  Business Aviation Traffic - United States
    Weekly Average | February 1-7
     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 8,675

    2020: 9,559
    2019: 9,306

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: -9.25%
    2021 vs. 2019: -6.78%

     

    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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