Flight Search Trends

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To better understand the travel industry’s recovery, we have updated our methodology to compare 2021 against 2019, instead of 2020. This update was made on 5 March 2021.

As the world’s leading travel search engine, we’ve dug into over a billion flight searches to shed light on COVID-19’s impact and the road to travel’s return. From destinations with the largest declines to those seeing emerging signs of interest, here’s the latest on what air travel looks like.

About the data

The data below represents indexed flight search volume across KAYAK brands in the listed origin countries. The data will be updated daily to reflect month over month and year over two year changes in traveller interest. For year over two year comparisons by day, we compare the same day of the week from the same week two years ago. For example, we’d compare Tuesday 2 March 2021 to Tuesday 5 March 2019.

All flight searches at a glance

A day-by-day look at flight search interest in the country selected, compared to the same day two years prior.

Top search increase destinations

Destinations seeing the biggest increases in search interest compared to the week and year prior

Top search increases for domestic travel from the United Arab Emirates Updated Jun 19, 2021
city WoW YoY
Top search increases for international travel from the United Arab Emirates Updated Jun 19, 2021
city WoW YoY
Kochi, India +36% -81%
Islamabad, Pakistan +17% -38%
Kozhikode, India +14% -87%
Istanbul, Turkey +12% -27%
Amman, Jordan +6% -19%

A week-by-week look at major destinations

A look at flight search interest change. Compared to the month or two years prior and viewed by selected cities or countries.

city
week of 20 June
week of 27 June
week of 4 July
week of 11 July
week of 18 July
week of 25 July
week of 1 August
week of 8 August
week of 15 August
week of 22 August
week of 29 August
week of 5 September
week of 12 September
week of 19 September
week of 26 September
week of 3 October
week of 10 October
week of 17 October
week of 24 October
week of 31 October
week of 7 November
week of 14 November
week of 21 November
week of 28 November
week of 5 December
week of 12 December
week of 19 December
week of 26 December
week of 2 January
week of 9 January
week of 16 January
week of 23 January
week of 30 January
week of 6 February
week of 13 February
week of 20 February
week of 27 February
week of 6 March
week of 13 March
week of 20 March
week of 27 March
week of 3 April
week of 10 April
week of 17 April
week of 24 April
week of 1 May
week of 8 May
week of 15 May
week of 22 May
week of 29 May
week of 5 June
week of 12 June
week of 19 June
Manila, Philippines
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-38%
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-74%
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-53%
-46%
-46%
-28%
-12%
-18%
-28%
-35%
+9%
-17%
-19%