It has been revealed that Chicago O’Hare still needs to achieve an additional 400 flights per week to achieve pre-pandemic capacity.
Data from RadarBox.com still highlights how far behind the area’s largest airport is from continuing its onward growth trajectories in the year ahead.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Chicago O’Hare’s Numbers…
For June 27-July 4, Chicago O’Hare handled 2,0001 movements, which is a decrease of 4.62% compared to the same period last year.
Compared to the same period in 2019, the airport is 413 movements shy of achieving that all-important pre-pandemic level.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data representing the airport:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|May 30-June 6||2665 movements||2018 movements||2056 movements||+1.88%|
|June 6-13||2695 movements||2032 movements||2116 movements||+4.13%|
|June 13-20||2693 movements||2118 movements||2103 movements||-0.71%|
|June 20-27||2647 movements||2086 movements||2095 movements||+0.43%|
What we can see from the data is that, consistently, Chicago O’Hare continues to trail massively behind the pre-pandemic 2019 figure.
As we enter the peak periods of the Summer 2023 season in the United States, it is unclear whether there will be a positive spike expected to counter this.
If things continue at this current trend, then this will be more on par with the Summer 2022 numbers, which also trail the 2019 level too.
For now, all eyes are on Chicago O’Hare to see what more they can do to entice more carriers to increase their frequencies.