As we dig deeper into the US airline operations in 2020 we have another model to share with readers.

What we have here is a track of flights from January 1, 2020, through July 23, 2020.  We expect to update the model regularly as new data is acquired.

How to drive the model :

  • Select an airline. If none is selected, it defaults to all.
  • Select regional or single-aisle aircraft.  We have excluded twin-aisles from the model.
  • As selections are made the model updates.
  • Note that in any field you click on locks that field and updates all other data points displayed. To unlock it, click that data point again.

 

Some things to notice –

  • Not every aircraft type is doing the same work.  Some tail numbers are extraordinarily busy. For example, the table that lists the airline fleet offers a useful guide.  i.e. At Delta, the A220 accounts for 3.7% of the fleet but is operating around 6% of the airline’s domestic schedule.
  • At JetBlue, we can see they are cutting back E190 operations.
  • At United, there seems to be less use being made of the 737 fleet.

Looking forward to reader feedback.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life 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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