ICAO: Air traffic recovery is fast-approaching pre-pandemic levels

ICAO’s latest analyses reveal that air transport seat capacity and passenger totals globally have reached an estimated 80% of pre-pandemic levels, with passenger revenue at around 72% of its 2019 high point. The number of air passengers carried from January to August of this year increased by an estimated 55% compared to the same period […]

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International travel drives May air traffic recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for May 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel accelerated heading into the busy Northern Hemisphere summer travel season. Total traffic in May 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 83.1% compared to May 2021, largely driven by the strong recovery in […]

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IATA: Losses reduce but challenges continue|Cumulative $201 billion losses for 2020-2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its latest outlook for airline industry financial performance showing improved results amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis: Net industry losses are expected to reduce to $11.6 billion in 2022 after a $51.8 billion loss in 2021 (worsened from the $47.7 billion loss estimated in April). Net 2020 loss estimates […]

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ACI EUROPE: Holiday season improvements in passenger traffic “cannot be called a recovery”

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for July 2021, as well as preliminary data for the month of August. The report shows that passenger traffic in the European airport network decreased by -49.3% in July compared to the same period pre-pandemic (2019) – a significant improvement compared to previous months (-74% in Q2 […]

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IATA: July passenger traffic boost, but well below pre-Covid levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that both international and domestic travel demand showed significant momentum in July 2021 compared to June, but demand remained far below pre-pandemic levels. Extensive government-imposed travel restrictions continue to delay recovery in international markets. Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact […]

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IATA: June air travel recovery continues to disappoint

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger demand performance for June 2021 showing a very slight improvement in both international and domestic air travel markets. Demand remains significantly below pre-COVID-19 levels owing to international travel restrictions. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise […]

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Emirates announces addition of seven more cities to its list of passenger destinations

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. These include Khartoum (from 03 July), Amman (from 05 July), Osaka (from 07 July), Narita (from 08 July), Athens (from 15 July), Larnaca (from 15 July) and Rome (15 July). This takes the total number of destinations that […]

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February demand growth stays strong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage points to […]

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Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015, but freight still in the doldrums

European airport trade association, ACI Europe released its traffic report for 2015. This is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights to and from Europe: full service, low cost, charter and others. Passenger traffic across the European airport network in 2015 grew by an average +5.2%. At EU […]

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Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the full year compared to 2014. This was the strongest result since the post-Global Financial Crisis rebound in 2010 and well above the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. While economic […]

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