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Spotlight / 2023
- May 16. Aviation: Africa's passenger traffic 'expected to double over next 15 years'
- May 15. IATA Focus Africa Conference to Strengthen Aviation’s Contribution to African Development
- May 5. African air travel up 71% in March
- May 5. African air cargo sets its sights on long-term growth
- Published May 4. March Passenger Analysis
- Published May 4. March Freight Analysis
- April 4. IATA forecasts very positive outlook for African airlines over next 12 years
- April 4. Air cargo demand rose above pre-pandemic levels in February
- April 4. Strong growth in air travel; now at 85% of 2019
- Published April 4. February Passenger Analysis
- Published April 4. February Freight Analysis
- April 3. IATA’s “Focus Africa” to strengthen aviation’s contribution to African development
- April 3. Aviation industry recovers post-COVID
- March 8. Passenger demand stays strong in January
- Published March 8. January Passenger Analysis
- March 8. IATA releases 2022 Airline Safety Report
- March 7. Air Cargo makes a soft start to 2023
- Published March 6. January Freight Analysis
- February 6. Passenger demand recovery continued in December 2022 & for the full year
- February 6. Cargo closes 2022 near pre-pandemic levels
News / 2023
February 2023 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
Published April 4. IATA Economic Reports.
Passenger growth continues
- Global passenger demand continued to grow in February. Industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) increased 55.5% year-on-year (YoY) and were 15.1% below their pre-pandemic level. The global traffic recovery has been helped by recent developments in the Asia Pacific region’s air travel markets.
- International RPKs grew 89.7% annually, as passenger flows between the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world continued to catch up with other major international markets. Asia Pacific airlines grew their international RPKs by 378.7% YoY.
- Domestic passenger traffic continued to trend near pre-pandemic levels, growing 25.2% annually and achieving 91.2% of February 2019 RPKs. A few monitored markets have exceeded their pre-pandemic capacity and passenger traffic levels.
African airlines' passenger traffic rose 90.7% in February
African airlines’ traffic rose 90.7% in February 2023 versus a year ago. February capacity was up 61.7% and load factor climbed 11.4 percentage points to 75.0%. Although the African airline sector is lagging a bit behind the global industry, its post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery is nearly complete.
Upward trend in air travel demand stays on course
Industry-wide revenue-passenger kilometers (RPKs) grew by 55.5% YoY in February and reached 84.9% of their pre-pandemic traffic levels. In seasonally adjusted (SA) terms, total RPKs grew 5.6% month-on-month (MoM). Download the full report.