The 10 marketing network carriers reported 345,294 scheduled domestic flights in September 2020 compared to 398,470 flights in August 2020 and 660,712 flights in September 2019. Of those 345,294 scheduled flights, 0.7%, 2,523 flights, were canceled. As a result of schedule reductions and cancellations, the carriers reported operating 342,771 flights in September 2020, compared to 394,143 flights in August 2020 and the all-time monthly low of 180,151 flights in May 2020.
Monthly Sales Climbed 23%, Marking Fourth Consecutive Month of Growth
Despite a global pandemic, more Americans than ever still plan to travel this Thanksgiving.
Report Details Airfare Pricing Trends, Emerging Destinations and Traveler Priorities
The 23 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-September 2020 than in mid-August 2020
The 10 marketing network carriers reported 398,470 scheduled domestic flights in August 2020 compared to 370,859 flights in July 2020 and 717,456 flights in August 2019. Of those 398,470 scheduled flights, 1.1%, 4,327 flights, were canceled. As a result of schedule reductions and cancellations, the carriers reported operating 394,143 flights in August 2020, compared to 367,933 flights in July 2020 and to the all-time monthly low of 180,151 flights in May 2020.
U.S. airlines carried 23.7 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2020, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), up 11.8% from July.
U.S. airlines carried 65% fewer scheduled service passengers in September 2020 than in September 2019 (preliminary), according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 23 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. The 65% decline from September 2019 was the smallest annual decrease since March.
Vrbo® released its annual Trend Report to explore changing travel behaviors. Eight out of ten families (82%) are already making plans for 2021, and those plans include frequenting fresh water, snuggling in cozy cabins, and (finally) taking that bucket list trip. This year's edition of the report also revealed that some pandemic-era travel habits will stick around, like road trips, visiting the great outdoors, and mixing work and play.
The latest research from Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) found nearly half of Americans (47%) plan to travel for Thanksgiving this year, which is down 21 percentage points from 2019. Of those not traveling, more than half (59%) said COVID-19 impacted their plans. The majority of Thanksgiving travelers (72%) will travel by car to their destination, with most trips happening close to home.