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Welcome back to the skies, Canada
Canada just hit a new post-pandemic record, screening over 50,000 travelers during the holiday weekend. This brings the country to a weekly average of 22% of same day-of-week July 2019 numbers. The recent spike, even if still down levels not before experienced before the pandemic, is indicative of the high levels of pent-up demand expected across the world.
Canada recently relaxed quarantine restrictions and are currently planning to further open the country to trans-border travel with the United States on July 21. This has long been anticipated and pushed back as infection numbers had not yet settled to levels sufficient for the Canadian authorities.
In comparison to Canada’s record 22%, the United States continues to set new seven-day average records breaking the 80% mark over the holiday weekend. Technically, the U.S. exceeded 100% of 2019 daily numbers over the weekend, however this was due to the July 4th holiday arriving on Sunday, versus Thursday in 2019. Our numbers adjust for this spike.
For the friendly neighbors to the north, travel still has a long way to go until a concerted recovery can be declared, however the signs are all positive. Canadians – just like Americans and once-and-again travelers across the world – want to fly.
Bienvenue dans les cieux, Canada
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