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Spotlight / 2023
- September 6. Strong passenger demand continues in July
- Published September 6. July Passenger Analysis
- September 5. African airlines report strong growth in cargo volumes
- Published September 5. July Freight Analysis
- 8 August. IATA reports an easing in the contraction of air cargo demand in June
- 8 August. Northern summer travel season off to a strong start
- Published August 8. June Passenger Analysis
- Published August 7. June Freight Analysis
- July 5. Strong air travel growth continues in May as load factor rises to 2019 levels
- July 5. African airlines see 2% drop in cargo demand in May: IATA
- Published July 5. May Passenger Analysis
- Published July 5. May Freight Analysis
- June 6. Aviation head takes aim at SA for upping airport charges despite 'inefficient' operations
- June 6. IAFCAC, AASA Join Forces with IATA on Focus Africa
- June 5. South Africa’s Poppy Khoza takes Inspirational Role Model accolade at IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards
- June 1. Travel demand maintains high in April; domestic traffic fully recovered, says IATA
- Published April 4. February Passenger Analysis
News / 2023
- Global passenger demand continued to grow in February. Industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) increased 55.5% year-on-year (YoY) and were 15.1% below their pre-pandemic level. The global traffic recovery has been helped by recent developments in the Asia Pacific region’s air travel markets.
- International RPKs grew 89.7% annually, as passenger flows between the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world continued to catch up with other major international markets. Asia Pacific airlines grew their international RPKs by 378.7% YoY.
- Domestic passenger traffic continued to trend near pre-pandemic levels, growing 25.2% annually and achieving 91.2% of February 2019 RPKs. A few monitored markets have exceeded their pre-pandemic capacity and passenger traffic levels.
African airlines' passenger traffic rose 90.7% in February
African airlines’ traffic rose 90.7% in February 2023 versus a year ago. February capacity was up 61.7% and load factor climbed 11.4 percentage points to 75.0%. Although the African airline sector is lagging a bit behind the global industry, its post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery is nearly complete.
Upward trend in air travel demand stays on course
Industry-wide revenue-passenger kilometers (RPKs) grew by 55.5% YoY in February and reached 84.9% of their pre-pandemic traffic levels. In seasonally adjusted (SA) terms, total RPKs grew 5.6% month-on-month (MoM). Download the full report.