Report: Air travel still short of pre-pandemic levels

Air travel
Mark Prado

Air travel in July 2022 was about 87% of what was seen before the pandemic, according to the U.S. DOT's latest report on air travel released Thursday.

The 607,657 flights operated in July 2022 were 86.5% of the 702,876 flights operated in pre-pandemic July 2019. Flights in July 2022 were up 0.35% year-over-year from the 605,508 flights operated in July 2021 and up 4.1% month-over-month from the 583,584 flights operated in June 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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