MITRE Air Traffic Update: The Unique Traffic Profiles of General Aviation Airports, Before and After the Pandemic

April 2021
Topics: Aviation Industry, Air Traffic Management
Joseph Hollenberg, The MITRE Corporation
Mike Robinson, The MITRE Corporation
Michael Wells, The MITRE Corporation
Wayne W. Cooper Jr., The MITRE Corporation
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After the pandemic’s initial impact on general aviation (GA) traffic in March and April of 2020, GA operations at several airports have since returned to or exceeded their previous historical levels for the season. While this reflects the general trend that GA traffic has weathered the pandemic better than commercial, not all GA airports have seasonal patterns, and not all GA airports have seen their traffic return as robustly.

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