Fight or Flight
Few industries have been harder hit by the COVID-19 pandemic than travel, and there's a rocky road ahead. Domestic travel spending is expected to fall 40% this year, while international inbound spending will decline a staggering 75%, according to U.S. Travel Association data. Since airlines have been particularly affected, Cheapism asked travel industry data and analytics firm Cirium to identify the U.S. airports most affected by canceled flights — and the numbers are shocking. Some of the nation's busiest airports have seen a more than 80% to 90% drop in flights between 2019 and 2020. "The U.S. airline industry has a long way to go to recover from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 virus," says David White, vice president of market development at Cirium.
Here are the 10 airports in the country with the most COVID-19 flight cancellations as of May.