Analysis: yesterday was busiest COVID-era day for US passenger airlines

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 by Nick Benson
Topics: COVID-19

Nick Benson - JetTip.net

An analysis of JetTip's flight data confirms yesterday, March 11, was the busiest COVID-era day for US passenger airlines based on the number of passenger airline departures from US airports.

The three busiest COVID-era days by number of US passenger airline departures from US airports so far:

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021: 16,648
  • Sunday, November 29, 2020: 16,498
  • Sunday, January 3, 2020: 16,215

Furthermore, based on the number of departures from US airports, yesterday was the busiest single COVID-era day for airlines Frontier, SkyWest, and PSA. It was also the busiest COVID-era day by departures for Atlanta (ATL), Dallas - Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) and Houston (IAH).

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.