A4A reports states with air service and travel hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Airlines for America (A4) has announced a new analysis shows which states are experiencing the greatest impact on air service and air-travel demand amid the COVID-19 health crisis, the company said.

According A4A analysis of published schedules, New York has been the hardest hit state in the country, having experienced the largest decrease in scheduled departures from July 2019 to July 2020. New York experienced a 70% decline in scheduled passenger flights. New Jersey is the second-most impacted state, experiencing a 67% decline in scheduled passenger flights.

Montana has been impacted the least, with 25% fewer flights offered in July 2020 compared to July 2019.

The national average is 50%.

Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.

A4A advocates on behalf of the leading US airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.