LONDON – According to data from AirNav RadarBox, Southwest Airlines is expected to operate 113% more flights this week, compared to the same period last year.
This is of course due to restrictions loosening in the United States over the last few months, enabling more leisure and business travel to take place.
Data from RadarBox shows that between February 12-19, around 3,438 flights will take place, representing a 113.81% increase compared to the same week in 2021.
2021 saw the carrier only operate around 1,608 flights in that week.
The figure that is the most interesting is 2019 and 2020. The 3438 figure for 2022 is close to that of 2020 levels and also exceeds 2019 levels, which is proof that Southwest is well on the way to recovery.
February 5-12, 2022 saw the carrier operate around 3,282 flights, which is 80.63% more than the same period last year at 1,813 flights.
The gap between 2022 and 2020’s numbers is around 220 flights, with 2019’s gap being less than 100 flights.
For Southwest, this is a step in the right direction as it aims to get back to profitability following a tumultuous couple of years caused by the pandemic.