In 2020, the number of passenger flights worldwide fell by 49 percent to 16.8 million. The number of passengers carried fell by 67 percent. The blackest day in aviation was April 25, when there were a whopping 86 percent fewer flights than a year earlier.
Since there was less flown, the flights were extremely often on time. “Unfortunately, few travelers have been able to take advantage of this fact,” said Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium.