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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
- January 10. Global demand for air cargo tailing off: IATA
News / 2023
March 2023 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
Published May 4. IATA Economic Reports.
Solid growth in passenger numbers
- Global passenger traffic exhibited strong growth in March, with industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) increasing by 52.4% year-on-year (YoY) and reaching 88.0% of March 2019 levels.
- Domestic RPKs were almost fully recovered, only 1.1% below pre-pandemic levels after growing 34.1% YoY.
- The annual growth in international RPKs was 68.9%, demonstrating resilient demand for air travel. International load factors also climbed to 80.7%, slightly higher than their pre-pandemic level.
- The reopening of China and easing of travel restrictions has accelerated the recovery of domestic and international traffic. Asia Pacific carriers experienced the fastest annual growth in total RPKs at 158.9%, with a significant increase in international passengers between the region and the rest of the world.
African airlines' passenger traffic rose 71.7% in March
African airlines’ traffic rose 71.7% in March 2023 versus a year ago, the second highest among the regions. March capacity was up 56.2% and load factor climbed 6.5 percentage points to 72.2%, lowest among the regions.
Demand and capacity growth continued in March…
The strong recovery in global passenger traffic continued in March with industry-wide revenuepassenger kilometers (RPKs) increasing 52.4% yearon-year (YoY) and 1.2% month-on-month (MoM) in seasonally-adjusted terms. Download the full report.