1 May: US & Canada COVID-19 Aviation Traffic Report

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Nick Benson
Topics: COVID-19

Traffic Compared to TSA Screenings

The plots of TSA Screenings / US Passenger Airline Departures continues trending in the right direction; again, the trend here is more valuable that the figure itself, which should correlate loosely with load factors. It suggests that there are more passengers per flight, and theoretically the airlines are losing less money.

Traffic Graphs

This is the first time a long while that I've compiled stats and not a single airline or airport has set a new post-crisis record - that's a low benchmark, but it's something.


The percentages shown in the charts now reflect the change between the number of departures in the last calendar seven days (ET) compared to the average of two weeks previous to the crisis (last week of February first week of March, roughly). This will better reflect the overall changes to each airline, and will moderate over/under reporting on account of the day of the week the report was created relative to weekly operational cycles.

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Nick Benson

Nick lives in Burnsville, MN with his wife and three children. He grooves on railroad and aviation photography, geography, weather, and LEGO. A freelance web developer, he started JetTip's smart flight alert service in 2017. He can frequently be found atop a step ladder at MSP's Aircraft Viewing Area.