Transportation

Fed report: Air travel climbing

Air travel
Mark Prado

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its September 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report and it shows flights increasing toward pre-pandemic levels.

The total number of flights operated in July 2021 reached 86% of pre-pandemic levels with 605,508 flights operated in July 2021 compared with 702,876 flights operated in July 2019. Flights operated in July 2021 were 65% more than the 367,933 flights operated in July 2020. 

The report includes which airlines had the best and worst on time records, which carriers cancelled the most flights and how much baggage was mishandled, among other factoids. 

Other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.

The report is designed to inform consumers about the quality of the services that airlines provide.