GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Flight Cancellation Statistics [Current Data]

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"In the first half of 2020, airlines canceled 57.9% of all scheduled flights on account of COVID-19."

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"1.5 million flights were canceled during the first wave of Covid-19 in 2020."

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"In February 2021, 14,283 flights were cancelled worldwide."

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"U.S. airlines canceled 41,000 flights in a single day at the peak of the snowstorm in January 2016."

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"Southwest Airlines canceled 27,825 flights in August 2021."

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"46.4% flight cancellations in 2020 was due to Covid-19."

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"In 2019, there were around 324,000 flights canceled globally."

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"23% of flight cancellations in 2019 were due to bad weather."

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"Approximately 18% of the flight cancellations happened within 24 hours of their departure."

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"42% of global flight cancellations in February 2020 were due to COVID-19."

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"Flight cancellations cost the airline industry an estimated $5.8 billion in 2020 during the first quarter."

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"The average rate of flights cancelled globally was 1.43% in 2018."

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"More than 90% of flights at Houston’s two main airports were cancelled during Hurricane Harvey in 2017."

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"The COVID-19 led to a 46.4% drop in April-May 2020 due to more than 10 million flight cancellations."

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"275,000 passengers had flights cancelled with an EU airline in the first week of August 2021."

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"41% of cancelled flights in the US account for almost half of all passengers affected by flight disruption."

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"Flights to China saw a 75% cancellation rate during January 2020 due to Covid-19."

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