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Spotlight / 2023
- January 10. Global demand for air cargo tailing off: IATA
- January 10. Air travel recovery continues
- Published January 9. November Passenger Analysis
- Published January 9. November Freight Analysis
Spotlight / 2022
- December 9. A return to industry profitability in 2023
- December 6.
- December 1. Africa's air cargo market contracts over 8%
- December 1. October Passenger Demand & Forward Bookings Signal Continuing Recovery
- Published December 1. October Passenger Analysis
- Published December 1. October Freight Analysis
- November 7. IATA reports air cargo demand in September was down, year-on-year
- November 7. Air passenger traffic continued a strong recovery in September
- Published November 7. September Air Passenger Analysis
- Published November 7. September Air Freight Analysis
- October 20. Aviation safety to benefit from Risk-Based IOSA
- October 14. IATA Regional Vice-President AME addresses AASA's AGA on resilience and growth in these uncertain times
- October 6. IATA reports continued recovery in air passenger traffic during August
- October 6. African airlines cargo volumes up 1% in August
- Published October 6. August Air Passenger Analysis
- Published October 6. August Air Freight Analysis
- September 7. July Passenger Demand Remains Strong
- September 7. Air Cargo Tracks Near Pre-COVID Levels
- August 5. African airlines see 103.6% rise in demand for passenger travel
- August 4. Africa air cargo volumes increase by 5.7% in June
News / 2022
- In October, industry-wide RPKs increased by 44.6% year-on-year (YoY), reaching 74.2% of pre-pandemic levels.
- Total Domestic traffic decreased slightly by 0.8% this month, standing at 77.9% compared to the same month in 2019. The stringent travel policy in China P.R. continues to dampen the global figures. Other major markets continue to see a sustained recovery.
- International passenger traffic more than doubled from last October, achieving 72.1% of October 2019 levels. Major international routes continue to track near pre-pandemic traffic levels. Within Asia, international traffic has experienced substantial growth over the last months, standing at 69.2% of October 2019 levels.
- Industry-wide seat capacity, measured in available-seat kilometers (ASKs), contracted by 0.3% month-on-month (MoM) in seasonally adjusted terms. Different outcomes are observed at the regional level.
- Forward bookings increased to around 75% of pre-pandemic levels for international travel, following the re-openings announced by multiple Asian economies. Domestic bookings remain at around 70% of pre-pandemic level. These recent developments give a positive outlook with resilient domestic travel and further recovery underway for international traffic worldwide ahead of the holiday season.
African airlines' passenger demand up 84.5% Y-o-Y
African airlines' traffic rose 84.5% in October versus a year ago. October 2022 capacity was up 46.9% and load factor climbed 14.5 percentage points to 71.3%, the lowest among regions.
Global traffic levels stable in October
Industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) grew by 44.6% YoY in October. Global passenger traffic is now at 74.2% of 2019 levels (Chart 1), a 1 percentage point (ppt) increase from September. Recovery remained strong after the peak season of July and August, and the momentum extended to October. Since June, global RPKs have grown on average 1.7% per month in seasonally adjusted terms.
Global passenger load factors (PLF) were broadly unchanged in October versus the month prior. International traffic achieved an 82.1% passenger load factor and on the domestic side it reached 81.9% in October. Download the full report.