Greetings! You're probably looking for the December 6 update, which can be found here.

Last week US passenger airlines carried 37% of pre-crisis passenger volume on 51% of the flights utilizing 76% of their fleet.

Over the last three weeks since the last update, passenger flight volume has decreased as the winter schedule has kicked in at the end of October, year-over-year TSA screening volume continues to creep upwards, and derived load factors have been fairly steady in the mid-upper 60s.

Departures by Airline

A bit of a bump/dip depending on the airline with winter schedules kicking in at the end of October. The big four are operating about 50% of their pre-crising flight volume.

Fleet Evolution by Airline

A couple of noteworthy shifts in the number of aircraft flying in the last four weeks.

  • Delta: nine fewer 717-200s; (a near-normal number of their 777s flew last week, though all ended up retired by the 31st, so their departure from the fleet won't show up until next week)
  • United: nine additional 737-800s and nine additional 737-900s

Nick Benson

Nick lives in Burnsville, MN with his wife and three children. He grooves on railroad and aviation photography, politics, geography, weather, and LEGO. He started JetTip's smart flight alert service in 2017, and is now a full-time avgeek. He can frequently be found atop a step ladder at MSP's Aircraft Viewing Area.