Communities Are Losing Air Service
Rally Together to Stop the Loss
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FACT: 72% of US airports (332 airports) have less air service today than before the pandemic, despite rising passenger demand. Airports have lost an average of 22.4% of their flights, a figure that will worsen without action.
Rally for Air Service is a coalition formed to communicate the harms of a growing pilot shortage and to urge solutions. We represent a wide range of aviation stakeholders with a shared interest in addressing the shortage and preserving and rebuilding air service in smaller communities.
Our Mission is to educate the public about air service loss and advance solutions that preserve and enhance aviation safety, allow greater and more equitable access to pilot careers, and preserve and restore air service in the United States
Airports With Service Loss/Reductions
Scroll over cities to see percentage of air service lost since 2019
- Communities losing ALL air service.
- Communities losing LESS than 25% air service.
- Communities losing MORE than 25% air service.
A crisis level shortage of pilots in the United States has forced airlines to make sweeping schedule cuts, mostly in smaller communities. With too few pilots to serve all of today’s routes, passengers have far fewer options today vs. several years ago. Comparing 2022 with 2019, more than 300 airports have lost up to a quarter of their air service, more than 100 airports have lost more than a quarter of their service. Eight airports have lost all scheduled commercial air service. The pilot shortage is worsening and is not expected to get better without action.