With the US opening its doors to fully vaccinated travelers, airlines revealed that the number of flights booked rose 1,600 per cent just in the first 24 hours of the announcement on September 20.
According to Travelport, the largest travel markets for the US include the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The same reveals that the number of flights booked to the US has recovered significantly over the past month, reaching 70 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, with more than half (52 per cent) of bookings attributable to international travel, Schengen Visa Info. com reports.
Furthermore, Delta Airlines revealed that during the first six weeks of the announcement, the airline experienced a 450 percent increase in international bookings compared to pre-advertisement sales. The majority of international flights are expected to operate at full capacity as of yesterday, November 8, with more passengers waiting to fly in the following weeks.
“This is the beginning of a new era for travel and for the many people around the world who haven’t been able to see their loved ones for nearly two years. Although we’ve seen many countries reopen their borders to American visitors over the summer, our customers are,” said Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta. Internationals couldn’t fly with us or visit the US, that’s all changing now.
Furthermore, the top five American destinations booked for international travelers are New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Francisco. In particular, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami are the most booked destinations for travelers from France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and South Africa.
Delta is also increasing the number of flights operated for the winter season in key European markets, including flights such as London – Boston, Detroit and New York – JFK, Amsterdam – Boston, Dublin – New York – JFK, and Frankfurt – New York – JFK. Kennedy. , and Munich-Atlanta.
Furthermore, the data shows that spouses and families were the most willing to travel to the United States, with increases in flight bookings of 108 percent and 65 percent.
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