Nevada-based Allegiant Air has gained the prize for probably the most cancelations in April. US Division of Transportation statistics launched final week exhibits the airline canceled 84.7% of its flights that month. Allegiant Air additionally had the bottom on-time arrival charges of 10.4% throughout all main US carriers in April.Allegiant Air had probably the most cancelations in April amongst US carriers. Picture: Tomas Del Coro through Wikimedia CommonsCancelation charges greater than double earlier recordsAcross all main US carriers, 41.3% of scheduled home flights have been canceled in April. That’s the highest month-to-month cancelation fee on document and greater than double the earlier document. In September 2001, following 9/11, 20.2% of flights have been canceled. In April 2019, simply 2.4% of flights have been canceled.As COVID-19 started to chunk in March, US carriers started slashing flights and decreasing capability. By mid-April, scheduled flights throughout the United Staters have been down by about 58% in comparison with the identical time in 2019. Masses have been working at 5% to 15%.At Allegiant, passenger masses have been working at 19.3% in April. That month, there have been simply 1,089 scheduled departures, solely 15.3% of what was initially timetabled. Allegiant Air April cancelation fee simply beat the second-placed prize winner. Southwest Airways canceled 51.6% of its flights in April. In third place was Frontier Airways. They canceled 47.7% of their flights.Allegiant Air has 1,089 departures in April. Picture: Tomas Del Coro through FlickrHawaiian Airways had the bottom cancelation rateThe airways with the bottom cancelation charges in April have been Hawaiian Airways, Spirit Airways, and Alaska Airways. Hawaiian Airways canceled simply 17.6% of its flights. Spirit Airways canceled 19.8% of its flights, and Alaska Airways canceled 20.3% of their flights.The US Division of Transportation attributes the spike in cancelations to COVID-19 and the following downturn in journey demand.In April 2019, main US carriers operated 668,259 flights. Earlier than COVID-19 struck, the airways have been rising capability. In March 2020, earlier than the primary spherical of cancelations, main US carriers had 701,278 flights scheduled. In distinction, in April this yr, simply 331,238 flights have been scheduled throughout the US home networks.Allegiant Air operated round 0.5% of all flights throughout the US in April. Picture: Tomas Del Coro through FlickrBut practically half of these scheduled 331,238 flights in April have been canceled. Simply 194,390 flights have been operated in April. Allegiant Air operated simply over 0.56% of these April flights. The earlier low was in February 1994 when 370,027 home flights operated.Along with the excessive cancelation charges in April, the US Division of Transport notes that on-time arrival charges in April have been the bottom since information started in 1987. Throughout the main US carriers, the April on-time arrival fee was simply 55.7%.A extra constructive outlook at Allegiant AirOff their April lows, the outlook is now extra constructive at Allegiant Air. In May, there have been 4,654 complete scheduled departures, and 362,528 passengers carried. Whereas nonetheless manner down on common numbers, this was a big enhance on the April numbers.“We are continuing to see a material improvement in demand from the April lows,” mentioned Gregory Anderson, CFO at Allegiant Air.In June, capability continued to extend as did masses. In early June, Allegiant Air was working at about 70% of its ordinary capability and carrying common passenger a great deal of round 50%. The airline expects these enhancements to proceed.That can see the April cancelation fee consigned to historical past. Whereas cancelation charges are nonetheless excessive, they’re enhancing. What shall be fascinating to look at, and more durable to foretell, is the difficulty of on-time arrivals.