Report: Air travel 85% of pre-pandemic levels

Air travel
Mark Prado

Air travel in August 2022 was about 85% of what was seen before the pandemic, according to the U.S. DOT's latest report on air travel released this week.

The 598,166 flights operated in August 2022 were 84.9% of the 704,553 flights operated in pre-pandemic August 2019. Operated flights in August 2022 were up 0.91% year-over-year from the 592,760 flights operated in August 2021 and down 1.6% month-over-month from the 607,657 flights operated in July 2022.

The report includes which airlines had the best and worst on time records, which carriers canceled 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 The report is designed to inform consumers about the quality of the services that airlines provide.

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