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- Sept 7. July Passenger Demand Remains Strong
- Sept 7. Air Cargo Tracks Near Pre-COVID Levels
- Published Sept 7. July Passenger Market Analysis
- Published Sept 7. July Air Freight Market Analysis
- 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
- March 11. IATA: Omicron restrictions dinged January air recovery
- March 1. IATA projects full air passenger recovery in 2024
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- Global air passenger demand continued its strong recovery, with Revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rising by 76.2% in year-on-year (YoY) terms in June.
- International RPKs grew by 229.5% YoY and domestic RPKs increased by 5.2% YoY. Domestic traffic levels are now 18.6% below their pre-pandemic 2019 levels.
- The industry-wide passenger load factor was 82.4% in June, up 12.9 percentage points over the past year and returning to above 80% for the first time since January 2020.
- Looking ahead, the re-opening of the Asia Pacific markets will provide renewed impetus to the global passenger recovery while inflation and higher interest rates may eventually begin to dampen the pent-up demand for air travel.
African airlines' passenger demand surges 103.6%
Airlines based in Africa recorded a doubling of international RPKs over the year to June, with an increase of 103.6%. In total, international RPKs have recovered to be around 35% below their 2019 level at present. At a route area level, the performance of international traffic between Africa and neighboring regions is approaching pre-pandemic levels.
Industry continues to reach for pre-pandemic levels
In June 2022, industry-wide revenue passengerkilometers (RPKs) grew by 76.2% YoY. The global industry recovery is now well-entrenched and RPKs have now risen to 70.8% of 2019 levels.
The industry-wide passenger load factor (PLF) returned to above 80% for the first time since January 2020 and has increased by 12.9pp over the past year. Both the domestic and international PLFs are above 80%, with the latter increasing significantly – by almost 30pp – over the past 12 months.
Domestic air traffic volumes resilient, major improvements in China
Industry-wide domestic RPKs grew by a solid 5.2% over the year to June, showing a tentative indication of moving out of the clear sideways trend that has prevailed over the past 9 months or so. Compared with June 2019, global RPKs are still almost 20% lower.
In China, domestic RPKs surged this month, increasing by 70.2%. After a period of strict Covid-related lockdowns, China is slowly reopening to air travel. Download the full report.