LONDON – According to data from AirNav RadarBox, there has been a 63% increase in commercial flights for this week, which begins to highlight some form of recovery in the aviation sector.
For February 5-12, around 80,778 flights have been recorded, which is an increase of +63.06% compared to the same period in 2021.
2022’s figures are around 11% lower than that in 2020, which is highlighting the recovery taking place at this current stage.
The entire globe has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, causing governments to shut borders and allow fewer flights into their respective countries.
When dividing down into the respective statistics that RadarBox offers, we can see the following increases:
- U.S domestic flights have increased by 45.03% to 24009 – 2021 numbers for the same period was at 16,555 – 2022 figures slowly catching up to 2020 and exceeding 2019 levels.
- U.S transatlantic flights into Europe have increased by 63.48% to 582 flights – 2021 numbers for the same period was 356 – 2022 figures still a little behind from 2019 & 2020 numbers.
- UK domestic flights have had a considerable increase at 275.71% to 526 flights compared to 140 in the same period last year, with catch-up still needed for pre-pandemic levels of 2019-20.
- UK to non-UK flights had increased by 265.26% to 2,250 flights compared to 616 in the same period last year – Still a lot to catch-up on compared to 3,889 recorded in 2020 and 4,026 in 2019.
What remains clear, is that as governments are taking better decisions and becoming more reluctant to shut down borders, we are beginning to see recovery (whilst in its early stages) take place.