AirInsight US Airline Index

Traffic levels are notable in that Tuesday’s numbers were over 1 million – a traditionally weak travel day. We have typically been in the 700,000 range earlier in the year, so things are turning upward strongly. Spring break may be one reason – the question is now sustainability.  With 11 days now over 1 million daily passengers, this is encouraging albeit there remains a long way to go. The key question is when international traffic can be restored, with new waves across the world. Outside of a few countries, vaccination levels remain weak. Of the 475,525,495 doses administered worldwide through yesterday, 128,217,029 have been in the US. In the US we now stand at 25% vaccinated with at least 1 dose and 14% fully vaccinated. By contrast, Spain is a 9.1% and 4.6%, Italy at 9.3% and 4.3%. Germany at 9.3% and 4.1%, France at 9.5% and 3.6%, and Canada at 9.7% and 1.7%, Seychelles at 65% and 29%, and Israel at 58% and 52% lead the way.  Somehow Monaco, surrounded by France and Italy, is at 25% and 22%.

Commercial Aviation

  • Norway blocks Rolls-Royce’s plan to sell engine maker to RussiaReuters
  • The Way Aircraft Fly Across The Atlantic Could Change Radically For The Better – Forbes
  • Ryanair to take 16 Max jets by summer – FlightGlobal
  • Aura Aero Announces Electric Regional Aircraft – AvWeb

Business Aviation

  • The Cirrus G2 Vision, the World’s Most Popular Jet – RobbReport

Airlines

  • How British Airways Is Using Tech to Enable Safe Travel – Bloomberg
  • WestJet Airlines restores routes as COVID-19 shots raise hope of summer travel – Reuters
  • In Pandemic, American Airlines Flying Fell Below A Contract Minimum. Now Pilots Could Undo Code Shares – Forbes
  • The toil and trouble of the trans-Tasman bubble – Stuff

Urban Air Mobility

  • Flying Cars and Drones Will Soon Get Their Own Airport in the UK – ReviewGeek

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Addison Schonland
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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous like includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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