EveryMundo has aggregated and anonymized data from dozens of airline websites to determine recovery trends from the devastating COVID-19 shock to the airline industry.

Data represents weekly total flight bookings from dozens of airline websites against their average weekly bookings from January 5, 2020 until February 29, 2020.  The 0% line is the average weekly bookings generated from January 5, 2020 until February 29, 2020.

Flight bookings recover faster than revenue

  • Website bookings start to recover during the week of May 17th posting consistent weekly growth of over 5 percentage points.  A very encouraging sign vs. slower revenue recovery trends
  • In terms of absolute number of bookings, these have tripled when we compare the bookings made during the week starting March 3 vs. the most recent week starting May 31st
  • According to booking trends, the low-point of the COVID-19 crisis started the week of March 22nd and ends during the week of May 16th.  The low-point lasts for 8 full weeks, where weekly flight bookings remain over 75% below the January-February 2020 average.   This low-point timeline coincides with the 2020 revenue trends table
  • The initial impact of COVID-19 on airline bookings began during the week of March 15th (Bookings: -41%)
  • Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, there is spike in bookings during the week starting March 1st.  This is due to extremely low fares across most carriers and the rush before global lockdowns

Other 2020 airline industry data