Flight activity increased in June as airlines added to their schedules, but non-commercial flights continued to lead overall growth. In June, Flightradar24 tracked 3,555,769 total flights, down 42% from June 2019. Commercial flights, at 1,373,303 in June, were down 62% from June 2019.

Total flights down 42% in June, compared to 2019

The total number of flights tracked in June 2020 was down 42% from June 2019. Total traffic in May 2020 was 52% below 2019 levels. As in previous months, the increase in total flights is due mostly to non-commercial flight activity. Through the first six months of 2020, total flights are down 29% compared to 2019.

Total Flights Year by Year 2016-2020

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Commercial flights down 62% in June, compared to 2019

Commercial flight growth continues to lag total flights, ending June 62% below 2019 levels. However, commercial flights in June climbed 32% above May. Through June, 2020 commercial flights are 40% below 2019 levels.

2019 vs 2020 Commercial Flights, January to JuneAirlines again revised their schedules on 1 July to increase flight activity, including the largest European low cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet, so we expect to see an increase in commercial activity in July statistics. However, flight activity could be hampered by renewed regional lock downs, as was the case in Beijing in June.

2019-2020 Total and Commercial

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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