Flight Bookings Continue Decline Amid Delta Surge

The Hill reports:

Through the first three weeks of August, online customers spent $2.9 billion on U.S. flights, down 33 percent from the same period in 2019, according to an analysis from Adobe Digital Insights.

It’s the second straight month of declining flight bookings. Travelers spent around $5.3 billion in July, a 13 percent drop from June, when air travel neared pre-pandemic levels. Figures from the Transportation Security Administration tell a similar story.

The agency screened fewer than 1.5 million travelers on Aug. 24, the lowest single-day total in months. The data presents a grim reality for the hard-hit airline industry, which believed it was on the road to recovery in June as flights ticked up.

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