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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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- International revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) continued to drive the global industry’s recovery in May while the global domestic market trended sideways.
- Several major international route areas overperformed 2019 levels while many others likely reached pre-pandemic RPK levels in June.
- Asia Pacific airlines registered substantial international growth four months in a row, reaching a year-on-year (YoY) recovery rate of 453.3% in May, a great increase from 103.5% in January 2022. This positive trend is expected to continue as the region reopens gradually.
- The global industry’s recovery accelerated and global international RPKs are now at 64.1% of pre-crisis levels. Global domestic RPKs reached 76.1% of the 2019 level in May. Compared to April 2022, global RPKs grew 10.7% monthon-month (MoM).
- The rebound continues despite inflation, high jet fuel prices and low consumer confidence. International bookings briefly exceeded domestic bookings in May, confirming that a high willingness to travel abroad persists.
Africa's passenger numbers up 134.9% YoY
In Africa, the international recovery remains slower than in other regions. Airlines based in Africa saw a 134.9% YoY growth rate in their international RPKs in May. International RPKs for these airlines are down 33.2% compared to pre-pandemic levels. While traffic between Europe and the Middle East is rebounding fast, traffic between Africa and Europe is down 0.7% compared to 2019 and that between Africa and the Middle East up by a modest 1.2% YoY.
Strong global recovery continues in May
Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine and lingering zero-Covid policies in China PR, the global airline industry pushes for recovery. In May 2022, industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) grew by 83.1% YoY. Air passenger volumes are now 31.3% below pre-pandemic 2019 levels, which represents a 6% increase from April. Seasonally adjusted data suggest an accelerating industry-wide recovery with a 10.7% MoM increase.
Domestic air traffic volumes still on a sideways trend, steep decline halted in Asia Pacific
Industry-wide domestic RPKs grew 9.3% MoM, with positive results reported in all regions. The steep decline seen in Asia Pacific was halted in May with a 18.7% MoM increase. In China PR, domestic RPKs grew 42.2% MoM. Traffic levels in the country are still down compared to prepandemic levels at -71.5% though now recovering from the repeated shocks of restrictive travel policies...Download the full report.