open-jaw flight

an airline trip


open-jaw flight = ein Gabelflug (auch Open Jaw Flight, abgekürzt OJ) ist eine Variante einer Flugreise, bei der der Passagier nicht von dem Flughafen zurückfliegt, auf dem er angekommen ist. Der Zielort des Hinfluges ist also mit dem Startort des Rückfluges nicht identisch.



“OPEN JAW FLIGHTS: What They Are & How to Save Big on Travel.
Are you overpaying on airfare? Hint: The answer is probably yes.”

Brandon Neth — Finance Buzz (7th August 2023)

“An OPEN JAW FLIGHT can offer more affordability and flexibility than a traditional round-trip ticket.”

Jessica Puckett — CN Traveler (5th July 2023)

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open-jaw flight (also: “open-jaw ticket” or “multi-city flight”)

- a type of air travel that allows passengers to fly into one destination and return from another, without the need for backtracking. This flexibility allows travellers to explore multiple cities or regions within a single trip.


An “open jaw flight”, is when a passenger at one end of their trip arrives and departs from a different city or airport. The name is derived from the way it looks when drawn on a map.


- Global air travel increased dramatically over the last decade except during the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the travel industry sharply. (Source: Statista)

- 2020 was the worst in history for the airline industry regarding financial performance, and travel demand since international and domestic travel declined by 75.6% and 48.8%, respectively. (Source: IATA)

- Governments worldwide have provided the aviation industry with more than $240 billion in aid. (Source: IATA)

- The total recovery in the air industry, which means reaching the pre-pandemic level, will not happen before 2024. (Source: IATA)

- The bright side of COVID-19: the air cargo of critical products such as medical gloves, medical gowns, face masks, and ventilators in 2021 generated 175 billion U.S. dollars in revenue across the world. (Source: Statista)

- The world has over 41,700 airports, and the United States alone has over 13,000. (Source: the Central Intelligence Agency)

- The Busiest airport in the world is Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China, with almost 43 million passengers every year, followed by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in USA Atlanta. (Source: Airports Council International ACI)

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