July 2021 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

U.S. airlines carried 65.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in July 2021, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS), up 7.2% from June.

U.S. Airlines Carry 66 Million Passengers in August 2021, Up 162% from August 2020, Still Down 20.8% from Pre-Pandemic August 2019

U.S. airlines carried 66 million passengers in August 2021 (preliminary) according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of passengers. That is an increase of 162% scheduled service passengers from August 2020 (25.2 million) but remains 20.8% below the number of passengers carried in the most recent corresponding pre-pandemic month, August 2019 (83.4 million).

77% of Travelers Want to Travel in the Next Year, with Europe Reigning As Top Destination

The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveler confidence. Over a third (35%) of travelers said the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.

The Future Looks Bright – 5 Travel Trends to Track – PwC

To understand the latest shifts in travel expectations, attitudes and behaviors – as well as the sustainability of those shifts – PwC surveyed more than 1,300 US consumers in April 2021 and compared the results to earlier surveys conducted in April and August of 2020. Most respondents to our latest survey told us they have at least one flight and/or an overnight stay planned for business or leisure within the next 12 months