STAMFORD, Conn., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- COVID-19 has affected air travel unlike any other event in modern history. To help observers better understand the impact, KAYAK launched a data center (www.kayak.com/flight-trends) that shows consumer flight search trends from the pandemic's onset to today. The data tell the story of a near standstill in air travel, early signs of a recovery, and the emergence of new consumer search trends.
"We're making our search data available to inform and reassure the travel community," said Steve Hafner, CEO of KAYAK. "Our industry has a long road to recovery but I'm encouraged by the positive signs that we are starting to see in consumer travel interest."
The dashboard offers information on global flight search trends (a daily look at how COVID-19 impacted flight searches globally relative to the same day last year), domestic versus international search trends and search trends by destination city (cities seeing the biggest spikes in searches compared to the week and year prior). The data will be updated daily through at least the end of the year.
KAYAK search data reveals:
To help travelers navigate a post-COVID-19 world, KAYAK also developed new resources to give travelers more information including an interactive Travel Restrictions Map detailing entry restrictions by state and country and a Flexible Travel Filter to easily identify travel options with free cancellations.
For more information on KAYAK's data or to visit the resource center, click here.
About the Data
The data represents indexed flight search volume across KAYAK brands in the listed origin countries. The city, country, and region is determined by the airport location. Aggregate year over year calculations use the current day compared to the same day of the week in the previous year. City and country destination week over week and year over year calculations use the week average. For example, the average of Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 is compared to the average of Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading travel search engine. With more than 6 billion queries across our platforms each year, we help people find their perfect flight, hotel, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.
SOURCE Booking Holdings