U.S. Airport and Toll Road Traffic Inch Closer to Pre-Pandemic Highs

Traffic at U.S airports and on toll roads continues its gradual return to pre-pandemic levels, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest U.S. Airports & Toll Roads Traffic Monitor.

One of the hardest hit infrastructure sectors due to COVID-19, U.S. airports have recovered to 70% of 2Q19 levels on average through the end of June, with a few airports exceeding pre-pandemic levels in certain leisure focused O&D markets. ‘Airport traffic continues to improve across the U.S., though the recent surge of Delta variant infections is an area to watch to see if it pares back recent passenger growth,’ said Director Henry Flynn. Domestic leisure traffic continues to show strength, while international traffic and business travel are expected to recover more slowly.