Air travel comeback hits a snag

Airport Mask 3
Photo Credit: H Ko/

Travel agency air bookings have dipped amid a spike in new Covid-19 cases in the U.S.

For the week ending June 28, there was a 77% year-over-year decline in air transactions, compared with a 76.5% decline for the week ending June 21, reported ARC. 

It was the second week in a row that transactions decreased. For the week ending June 14, air bookings were down 75.2%. 

The declines reversed what had been a nearly two-month trend of rising air transactions after airlines hit bottom in the week of April 12, when transactions were down 93.8%. 

Last week saw the most reported cases of Covid-19 yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including two days that set single-day records. Thirty-six states reported a rise in cases, sparking new restrictions in portions of the country on beaches, restaurants and bars.


From Our Partners

From Our Partners

2019 Celebrity Cruises Webinar December
Celebrity’s Eco-luxurious Journey’s in the Galapagos Are Back
Register Now
We Love Travel Advisors 2021
We Love Travel Advisors 2021 Guide
Read More
2021 Luxury Webinar
Luxury's Lead in Travel Comeback
Watch Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI