3 March: US & Canada Aviation Traffic Report

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 by Nick Benson
Topics: COVID-19

Last week (starting February 21), US passenger airlines carried 43% of pre-crisis passenger volume on 58% of the flights utilizing 84% of their fleet.

Notable fleet changes in four weeks since the last update:

  • Southwest: +9 B38M
  • American: +9 B38M, +5 B772
  • United: +9 B39M, -6 B772
  • JetBlue: +12 E190, +10 A320, +6 A321
  • Alaska: +5 B738
  • Frontier: +3 A319 (first flights post-pandemic)

Departures by Airport

If interested on an airport-by-airport breakdown, FlightAware now has an excellent interactive graph for each airport with their data; scroll to the bottom of the respective airport page to see. Noteworthy trends: YYZ is about the match the number of flights they were at when the pandemic started; IAH and DFW, had huge drops in traffic on account of winter storm.

Departures by Airline

Fleet Evolution by Airline

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.