Last Week in North America – Monday 31 January 2022
Analysis of Cirium schedule data for February 2022 and pre-pandemic February 2020 reveals that four US states are currently showing capacity increases compared with two years ago. They are Mississippi (+9.2%), Montana (+2.3%), South Carolina (+1.7%) and Colorado (+1.6%). The state of Mississippi has seven airports with scheduled services in February, of which five are showing a reduction in capacity compared with two years earlier. However, Jackson (IATA code JAN) is reporting a 35% increase in seat capacity, despite a 9% reduction in flights. This is driven by Southwest, which began serving the airport for the first time in June 2021 and now offers year-round flights to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington and Houston HOU, as well as seasonal service to Orlando MCO.
At the other end of the rankings, the US states showing the worst recovery rates for February are Oregon (73.7%), West Virginia (75.6%) and Michigan (76.0%).
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