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    "Europe showed a slight jump in commercial air traffic at the beginning of April.  Airlines are hopeful for increased summer travel, but with varying restrictions and a slow start to vaccine distribution, air travel is still hovering around -73% of 2019 numbers."
    -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware

    Commercial Airline Traffic - United States

    United States Commercial Airline Traffic

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - United States

    Weekly Average | May 3-9

     

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 19,938
    2020: 7,402
    2019: 28,965

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +169.37%
    2021 vs. 2019: -31.16%

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide

    Worldwide Commercial Airline Traffic

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Worldwide

    Weekly Average | May 3-9

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 58,421
    2020: 20,964
    2019: 99,179

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +178.67%
    2021 vs. 2019: -41.10%

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe

    Europe Commercial Airline Traffic

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - Europe

    Weekly Average | May 3-9

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 7,004
    2020: 1,911
    2019: 25,575

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +266.42%
    2021 vs. 2019: -72.61%

     

    Commercial Airline Traffic - China

    China Commercial Airline Traffic

    Quick Stats: Commercial Airline Traffic - China

    Weekly Average | May 3-9

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 14,406
    2020: 7,539
    2019: 14,029

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +91.08%
    2021 vs. 2019: +2.69%

     

    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

    Business Aviation Traffic

    Quick Stats:  Business Aviation Traffic - United States

    Weekly Average | May 3-9

    Flights per Day:
    2021: 11,272
    2020: 5,038
    2019: 10,473

    Year-over-year change:
    2021 vs. 2020: +123.74%
    2021 vs. 2019: +7.63%

     

    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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