- Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2021 onthult december als de drukste maand in 2021 voor wereldwijd gevlogen vluchten – in totaal 2,43 miljoen
- Van 24 december tot 3 januari zijn wereldwijd meer dan 59.240 vluchten geannuleerd – de meeste annuleringen in december in de afgelopen tien jaar
- 20.500 van deze vluchtannuleringen vonden plaats tijdens de eerste drie dagen van het nieuwe jaar
- De vier grote Amerikaanse luchtvaartmaatschappijen hebben tussen 24 december en 3 januari in totaal bijna 7.040 vluchten geannuleerd
- American Airlines vloog de meeste vluchten in 2021 rond 1.850.050
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was dit jaar de drukste internationale luchthaven en stond op de 15e plaats in de Top 20 van wereldwijde luchthavens voor tijdige prestaties
LONDEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cirium, een luchtvaartanalysebedrijf, onthult dat december de drukste maand van 2021 was voor vluchten wereldwijd, met een totaal van 2,43 miljoen, maar het totale aantal geannuleerde vluchten wereldwijd tussen 24 december 2021 en 3 januari 2022 was 59.240, zo’n 2,4%.
Het aantal annuleringen over deze periode is de meeste annuleringen in december van het afgelopen decennium, zes keer meer dan de annuleringen in 2019 en twee en een half keer meer dan 2020. In totaal werden 20.500 vluchten geannuleerd in de eerste drie dagen van het nieuwe jaar.
De vier grote Amerikaanse luchtvaartmaatschappijen, waaronder American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines en United Airlines, hebben in deze periode bijna 7.040 vluchten geannuleerd.
Cirium benoemt december als drukste maand voor vliegreizen wereldwijd in 2021; Meer dan 59.000 vluchten geannuleerd tegen het einde van het jaar, het meeste in tien jaar
- Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2021 reveals December as the busiest month in 2021 for flights flown globally – a total of 2.43 million
- Over 59,240 flights have been canceled globally from December 24 to January 3 – the most flight cancelations in December for the past decade
- 20,500 of these flight cancelations happened over the first three days of the new year
- The big four US airlines canceled a total of nearly 7,040 flights between December 24 and January 3
- American Airlines flew the most flights in 2021 at around 1,850,050
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the busiest global airport this year and ranked 15th in the Top 20 Global airports for on-time performance
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Aviation analytics firm Cirium, reveals that December was the busiest month in 2021 for flights globally, totaling 2.43 million, however the total number of flights canceled globally between December 24, 2021, and January 3, 2022, was 59,240, some 2.4%.
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According to Cirium data, the big four US airlines canceled nearly 7,040 flights between December 24 and January 3, 2022. Globally, over 59,000 flights were canceled over this period. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The number of cancelations over this period is the most cancelations in December for the past decade, six times more than the cancelations in 2019 and two and half times more than 2020. A total of 20,500 flights were canceled in the first three days of the new year.
The big four US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, canceled nearly 7,040 flights over this period.
The cancelations being driven by the surging cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and other operational challenges (including winter weather). Airlines rapidly canceled flights due to staff shortages across crew and ground operations.
Pre-Omicron, global flights flown increased 1.5% week-over-week (December 11-17, 2021). However, global flights are now down 5% compared to the week prior, following the impact of Omicron.
There are large variances between the regions, with the US, Europe and North Atlantic down 9-10%, China up 6%, while Asia-Pacific and Middle East are flat.
“Flight disruptions affect airlines and airports differently – it depends on the availability and flexibility of equipment and resources in place to react quickly. Those that plan more conservatively will minimize their operational disruptions. Cirium monitors the level of disruption by measuring completion factor of flights and their on-time performance,” said Jeremy Bowen CEO at Cirium.
“Cirium’s recent On-Time Performance Review shows how some airlines have focused on their operations to reduce the impact on passengers. For example, Delta Air Lines completed 99.8% of their flights from June to December 2021 and All Nippon Airways, the winner of the Global airline category in Cirium’s Review had a completion factor of 99.2%.”
Consideration is given to the carriers with high volumes of flights. For example, American Airlines flew the most flights in 2021 – around 1,850,050 – and still, its flights arrived 80.47% on time. The carrier did have trouble reinstating flight volumes after more than a year of deeply depressed demand yet completed 97.5% of its flights.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the major hub for Delta Air Lines, was the busiest airport based on departing flights with 336,890 this year. Despite handling the most flights, it ranked 15th in on-time performance of the Top 20 Global airports.
Amsterdam Airport (AMS) was the busiest airport for international flights in 2021, with a total of 123,070 departing flights, however, it didn’t make the Top 20 airport rankings for on-time performance. Airports have experienced many variables this year in deploying comprehensive pandemic protocols, optimizing the reconciliation and collection of fees and services, and optimizing staffing.
Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review is the industry standard for airlines and airports operational performance. Cirium resumed reporting in June 2021, as flight volumes returned, with regular monthly updates that help gauge the industry’s performance in getting passengers from point A to point B, on time. Cirium’s on-time performance analysis is based on flight data from over 600 sources of real-time flight information.
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