Tracking The Aviation Industry’s Recovery, November 2020

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After Europe and the U.S. saw traffic pick up in June and July, utilization declined again in September and stands at less than 50% of pre-pandemic levels. However, Chinese domestic flight hours had recovered to pre-crisis levels as of September. Aviation Week Network predicts the in-service, active global fleet at the end of 2020 will fall to 2015 levels.