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- Aug 5. African airlines see 103.6% rise in demand for passenger travel
- Aug 4. Africa air cargo volumes increase by 5.7% in June
- Published Aug 4. June Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published Aug 3. June Air Freight Market Analysis
- July 11. Travel demand rises by 135% in Africa in May
- July 7. International travel drives May air traffic recovery
- July 7. May air cargo buoyed by easing of Omicron restrictions in China
- Published July 7. May Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published July 7. May Air Freight Market Analysis
- June 10. Air travel continues on recovery trend, Africa passenger traffic surges 116.2% YOY
- June 10. Strong international air traffic propels air travel recovery
- Published June 9. April Air Passenger Market Analysis
- June 8. IATA optimistic on air cargo despite current challenges
- Published June 8. April Air Freight Market Analysis
- May 6, 2022. Low vaccination rates take toll on African airlines
- Published May 4. March Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published May 3. March Air Freight Market Analysis
- May 4,. Pent-up demand for air travel ‘finally being realised’ but IATA warns on airport delays
- May 4. IATA reports drop in global air cargo demand
- May 4. IATA: War in Ukraine, Omicron weigh on air cargo
- April 6. African airlines’ passenger capacity increased by 34.7% in February
- April 6. African airlines outperform global peers in air cargo growth
- Published April 6. February Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published April 6. February Air Freight Market Analysis
- March 11. IATA: Omicron restrictions dinged January air recovery
- Published March 10. January Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published March 9. January Air Freight Market Analysis
- March 1. IATA projects full air passenger recovery in 2024
- Published January 25. December 2021 Air Passenger Market Analysis
- Published January 25. December 2021 Air Freight Market Analysis
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December 2021 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
Published January 25, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.
Improvement in air travel
- The air-travel recovery continued into the year-end despite Omicron disruptions, with industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) down 45.1% in December 2021 versus December 2019. In full 2021, global RPKs rose to 41.6% of 2019 levels compared with 34.2% in 2020 as more markets reopened with vaccination progress.
- Global passenger seat capacity (ASKs) recovered to 51.2% of pre-pandemic levels in 2021 and the global passenger load factor was at 67.2% – down 15.4 percentage points compared with 2019.
- Ticket sales for future travel deteriorated since November across domestic and international routes. This suggests that the traditionally less busy January-February period will be weaker than in the absence of Omicron.
African airlines passenger numbers weaken amid travel bans
Despite the Omicron outbreak, international RPK rose to 41.6% of 2019 levels in December thanks to resilient trips to visit friends and relatives. Africa was the only region that weakened due to travel bans implemented against southern Africa aimed to limit the Omicron spread.
Air travel resilient to Omicron in December
The global air-travel recovery continued into the yearend as strong demand over the holiday season
compensated for the Omicron related disruptions. The
industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs)
fell by 45.1% in December 2021 versus December
2019, after a 47.0% decline in November 2021 versus
The December improvement was broad-based across the majority of international and key domestic markets. However, the results would have in all probability been stronger in the absence of the Omicron outbreak. At the regional level, North and Latin American airlines ended the year as the best performers with RPKs 23% below December 2019.
2021 remained challenging for the airline industry though it showed considerable improvement over 2020. Progress on vaccination and improved testing efficiency helped lift domestic lockdowns and reopen some international markets. This pushed global RPKs to 41.6% of 2019 levels in 2021, versus 34.2% in 2020...Download the full report.