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Monday, 4 January 2021

Airlines were on time in 2020, but passenger flights operated halved compared to 2019

Over 180 of 300 airlines around the world achieved a 90% or higher on-time arrival since February 2020.
Atlanta was the busiest airport globally based on flights operated in 2020, taking the top spot from Chicago O’Hare;
Three Chinese airports vaulted into the top 10 global airports by flights operated.
76% of Chinese passenger flights operated despite the pandemic. The US (58%), India (50%) and UK (33%) saw major reductions in flight volume.
Southwest Airlines operated the most flights in 2020;
China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China climbed in the top 10 airlines.
 

Over 180 of the major global airlines were on time in 2020, according to a new report by Cirium, the global aviation data company. The Cirium Airline Insights Review 2020 reveals that only 30 major airlines achieved this standard pre-pandemic. But over 60%—or 180 of 300 airlines globally—achieved a 90% or higher on-time arrival percentage since February 2020.

On-time performance of the top 300 global airlines significantly improved as COVID-19 reduced the number of flights in the air. In 2020, airlines only flew half of the flights flown the previous year.

“The pandemic caused a significant reduction in flight volume with airlines operating 49% fewer flights in 2020. The factors that normally cause flight delays didn’t exist, such as congestion at the airport. Overall global passenger traffic was down in 2020 by 67% from the previous year,” said Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium.