UNWTO: International tourism back to 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

International tourism continued to show strong signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. This means the sector recovered almost […]

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Statement from ACI Europe on proposed airport slot-use rate for winter 2022

Ahead of final discussions between the EU Council and the European Parliament, ACI EUROPE has today urged both institutions to fully endorse the European Commission’s recommendation to return to the 80/20 airport slot usage rate for the Winter 2022-23 season. It is imperative that the EU Council and European Parliament now agree on slot rules […]

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ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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ACI Europe: Air connectivity recovery incomplete and uneven

On the eve of its 32nd Annual Congress and General Assembly, ACI EUROPE is today publishing the Airport Industry Connectivity Report for 2022, which reveals that the recovery of European air connectivity from the COVID-19 pandemic is uneven and still difficult. This reflects the combination of yet not fully lifted travel restrictions, the impact of […]

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Europe’s regional airport leaders gather as “challenges and complexity” beset a disrupted industry

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Europe’s regional airports and their business partners gather in Palermo, Italy for the 13th Annual ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference and Exhibition, hosted by GESAP (Palermo Airport Company). The event provides the opportunity to review trading conditions against the background of a much more controlled but […]

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IATA: Air passenger numbers to recover in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects overall traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024 (counting multi-sector connecting trips as one passenger), exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels (103% of the 2019 total). Expectations for the shape of the near-term recovery have shifted slightly, reflecting the evolution of government-imposed travel restrictions in some markets. The overall picture […]

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Travel momentum builds as restrictions are lifted -even faster progress is needed-

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing growing momentum in the recovery of air travel as restrictions are lifted. Improved Ticket Sales IATA reported a sharp 11-percentage point increase for international tickets sold in recent weeks (in proportion to 2019 sales). In the period around 8 February (7 day moving average) the number […]

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ACI Global Traveller Survey shows passengers remain positive towards air travel

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the second edition of the ASQ Global Traveller Survey which confirms that travellers remain highly positive with regards to their willingness to travel by air. The 2021 findings were launched during the second day of the ACI LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, in Cancun Mexico. […]

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