Airways scale back their flights within the fourth quarter. That is what occurs at Pittsburgh Worldwide – WPXI

Many airlines will see softer bookings in the coming months due to the Delta variant.

This is one factor driving airlines to cut the number of flights scheduled for the latter part of the year, according to a review of flight records by The Business Journals.

Data from Cirium, a provider of aviation and travel data analytics, shows that total scheduled domestic operations for the fourth quarter fell nearly 6.4% between August 3 and August 30.

It’s a lot different from earlier in the year, when many airlines increased their capacities and restarted routes, when vaccination rates rose and Covid-19 cases fell. It’s worth noting that Covid-19 and the Delta variant are just one factor affecting airlines in a troubled recovery from Covid-19. Other factors, such as work and staffing levels, also affect the planning plans.

However, the data shows that airlines are clearly adjusting their flight schedules for the fourth quarter.

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