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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 6. 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
- January 10. Global demand for air cargo tailing off: IATA
News / 2023
January 2023 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
Published March 8. IATA Economic Reports.
Strong passenger demand
- The annual growth in industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose to 67.0% in January, recovering global passenger demand to 84.2% of pre-pandemic levels. Domestic RPKs in the US climbed 0.8% above their 2019 levels.
- Capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASKs), also increased by 35.5% year-on-year (YoY), placing passenger load factors at 77.7% for the month. Carriers in North America expanded ASKs to exceed their January 2019 capacity.
- Helped by the swift reopening of China from Covid-19 restrictions, the annual growth of global domestic RPKs accelerated to 32.7% in January, reaching 97.4% of pre-pandemic levels. International passenger traffic also continued its steady growth to reach 77.0% of January 2019 levels.
African airlines' passenger traffic up 124.8% % YoY
Recovery in air travel demand continues to rise in early 2023 with African airlines achieving 124.8% YoY growth in international RPKs (traffic levels only 12.8% under those of January 2019). January capacity was up 82.5% and load factor climbed 13.9 percentage points to 73.7%, the lowest among regions.
Global recovery accelerates as China reopens
The start of 2023 was marked by an acceleration in passenger demand recovery. Industry-wide RPKs grew by 67.0% YoY and stood at 84.2% of January 2019 levels. In seasonally adjusted terms, the global recovery trend gained further momentum as RPKs increased 7.4% month-on-month (MoM). Download the full report.