RadarBox: Total Commercial Flights Globally Expected To Grow By 10%

LONDON – According to data from RadarBox.com, total commercial flights globally this week are expected to grow by 10% compared to the same period last year.

More routes are being added to the schedules as the industry prepares for the Winter 2022/23 season, with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays expected to be busy periods.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers:

The Numbers…

Data provided by RadarBox.com

For October 21-29, which is this week, around 90,206 flights will occur based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents a 10.06% increase compared to the same period when it was 81,963 flights. 2022’s figure is still around 14,000 flights short of pre-pandemic levels.

Below is a list of the last four weeks’ worth of data:

Date2019 Numbers2021 Numbers2022 Numbers
September 24-October 1108,833 movements82,209 movements93,923 movements
October 1-8107,812 movements81,760 movements92,440 movements
October 8-15108,099 movements82,882 movements90,919 movements
October 15-22107,401 movements84,141 movements90,173 movements

What has been observed from the last four weeks’ worth of data is that the movement numbers are on a decline, irrespective of a percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

We also saw that 2021’s numbers during this period gradually climbed as well, which indicates that some external factors are affecting 2022’s numbers.

What Are The External Factors?

There are quite a few external factors that the airline industry is currently juggling with at this present time. They are as follows:


Whilst 2022’s numbers are higher than 2021’s; there is a chance that they could drop down to 2021’s numbers, especially if the external factors continue to affect the industry.

The Winter period is always quite a volatile time for the industry, with bankruptcies normally rife.

With a mix of COVID-19, Ukraine, and a global recession to contend with, it’s going to be interesting to see who comes out the other side of this.

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