I stopped the weekly updates of high frequency indicators at the end of 2022.
—– Airlines: Transportation Security Administration —–
The TSA is providing daily travel numbers.
This data is as of September 24th.
This data shows the 7-day average of daily total traveler throughput from the TSA for 2019 (Light Blue), 2020 (Black), 2021 (Blue), 2022 (Orange) and 2023 (Red).
The dashed line is the percent of 2019 for the seven-day average.
The 7-day average is above the level for the same week in 2019 (103.4% of 2019). (Dashed line)
Note that the data is usually noisy week-to-week and depends on when blockbusters are released.
Movie ticket sales (dollars) have mostly been running below the pre-pandemic levels.
The red line is for 2023, black is 2020, blue is the median, and dashed light blue is for 2022. Dashed purple is for 2018, the record year for hotel occupancy.
This data is through September 16th. The occupancy rate was down 2.2% compared to the same week in 2022.
Notes: Y-axis doesn’t start at zero to better show the seasonal change.
Blue is for 2020. Purple is for 2021, and Orange is for 2022, and Red is for 2023.
Gasoline supplied in 2023 is running about 5% below 2019 levels.