Mobility Insights

Mobility Drops 50% in Western U.S. Due to Wildfires

Coronavirus has severely impacted U.S. mobility in 2020. Foot traffic to financial centers plunged by 60%. Trips to retail stores declined by 26%. Airport visits collapsed by 75%. And now with wildfires raging across much of the Western U.S., we see a new factor impacting mobility. In this report, we examine the impact of U.S. wildfires in the West on mobility through the usage of navigation apps.

Work Travel to City Financial Centers Has Plummeted by 60% Due to COVID-19

Measures taken to contain Coronavirus —restricting travel, closing non-essential businesses and enforcing social distancing— have plunged the U.S. economy into a severe recession. Financial districts in major U.S. cities house a disproportionate number of corporate headquarters, which generate a significant share of economic activity in America. In this report, we show how travel to U.S. financial districts has plummeted during the economic downturn.

Mobile Usage Reveals 75% Drop in Visits to Airports Due to COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every industry, but travel and tourism has been among the hardest hit. With states issuing stay-at-home directives, both business and leisure travel declined significantly. With soft demand, airlines greatly reduced the number of operating flights and remaining flights are running at reduced capacity. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, described the impact of COVID-19 on airlines as “worse than 9/11.” In this report, Flurry analyzes the change in daily visits to U.S. airports from March through May.