Fed report: Uptick in air travel, but nowhere near 2019 levels

Mark Prado

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its January 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report. While flights increased toward the end of 2020, air travel is 60% of what it was a year ago.

The impact of COVID-19 is reflected in a graph in the report. The data shows an increased number of flights from May through August, a dip in September and gains in October and November.

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. 

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