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IATA: Sluggish Improvement in Passenger Demand Continues in July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in July (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), continued at critically low levels–79.8% below July 2019 levels. This was somewhat better than the 86.6% year-over-year decline recorded in June, primarily driven by domestic markets, most notably Russia and China. Market reopening in the Schengen […]

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IATA: Airlines and airports issue stark warning to European Prime Ministers on inconsistent approach to travel restrictions

Europe’s airline and airport associations have written to Prime Ministers, Transport, Health and Home Affairs Ministers across the European Union, Schengen and the UK, setting out deep concerns over their failure to implement coherent and science-based approaches to travel restrictions. The letter, sent jointly from Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Airlines for Europe (A4E) […]

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IATA: Recovery Delayed as International Travel Remains Locked Down

IATA released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. The recovery in short haul travel is still expected […]

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IATA: Air Cargo Recovery Continues in June but at a Slow Pace

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in June showing improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is a […]

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IATA: European Aviation Associations and EASA join for harmonised safe air travel during COVID

IATA, European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated travel restrictions have had a devastating impact on air traffic and put at risk millions of jobs that rely […]

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IATA: Potential Paths for Recovery into the Medium- and Long-run

In its latest report IATA studies and highlights the potential paths for recovery into the medium and long run. Outline: Air traffic has hit a turning point in mid-2020 but remains lower than usual • Baseline forecasts suggest recovery is not expected until 2023 • There remains uncertainty in the outlook and recovery could be […]

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IATA: Domestic air travel demand shows early signs of recovery

In its latest analysis IATA highlights a slight recovery as far as the domestic flights are concerned related to April’s data.  More specifically: • Industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs) contracted by 91% year-on-year in May, compared to the 94% annual decline observed in the last month. • The slight improvement from the low point in April […]

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Post-COVID-19 Green Recovery Must Embrace Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. IATA’s call comes on the eve of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit which […]

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IATA: Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns. Concerns for Travel During COVID-19 Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77% saying that they […]

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ACI and IATA Call for Governments to Bear Costs of Public Health Measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses […]

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