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AirInsight US Airline Index

The constrained seasonality performance in traffic has continued in the US, with traffic following historic patterns but at a level below pre-pandemic levels due to limited capacity and a lack of international and business traffic.  With a resumption of European and UK tourism approved for November, this pattern could move slightly upward by year end, but we do not expect a full recovery in traffic in the US until late 2022-early 2023.  The traffic chart below illustrated both the seasonality in patterns, which are roughly matching 2019, but at a lower constrained level.

Commercial Aviation

  • FACC expands partnership with Airbus – Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Jet-Leasing Godfather Udvar-Hazy warns Boeing, Airbus over glut – BNN
  • Airbus joins DAX stock exchange index in Germany – Av24
  • Airbus CEO: Unlikely business travel will return to 2019 levels for many years – CTC
  • Vietnam mulls lifting 737 MAX flight ban – Flight Global

Business Aviation

  • International Business Aviation Council celebrates 40 years – AIN
  • Daher aims to accelerate aerospace recovery with three new facilities – HPC
  • Bombardier chief talks ‘options’ for next clean-sheet aircraft as transformation wraps up – Flight Global


  • Singapore Airlines exhausts $6.5B from first rights issue – Aviation Week
  • US set to allow vaccinated European, British travelers from November 2021 – AeroTime
  • Lufthansa seeks €2.1 billion capital increase – BTN
  • US Senator concerned about American, jetBlue northeast partnership – Travel Pulse 

 Urban Air Mobility

  • France: Ascendance raises EUR10 million to accelerate development of hybrid aircraft – UAMnews

 Social Media

  • Passengers sing ‘hey hey hey goodbye’ as people kicked off flight for not wearing masks – Newsweek 

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Ernest Arvai
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President AirInsight Group LLC

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