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Spotlight / 2023
- November 24. IATA: Namibia clean as a whistle
- November 9. September passenger demand provides solid end to third quarter
- Published November 9. September Passenger Analysis
- November 8. Air Cargo demand up 1.9% in September, sustaining moderate growth momentum
- Published November 7. September Freight Analysis
- October 6. [EVENT: AASA AGA] Call to Action: Succeeding together - IATA Focus Africa
- October 5. IATA's Walsh says meeting demand more important than 2019 recovery
- Published October 4. August Passenger Analysis
- October 4. Passenger demand recovery continues in August
- Published October 3. August Freight Analysis
- 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
- Published March 8. January Passenger Analysis
News / 2023
- The annual growth in industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose to 67.0% in January, recovering global passenger demand to 84.2% of pre-pandemic levels. Domestic RPKs in the US climbed 0.8% above their 2019 levels.
- Capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASKs), also increased by 35.5% year-on-year (YoY), placing passenger load factors at 77.7% for the month. Carriers in North America expanded ASKs to exceed their January 2019 capacity.
- Helped by the swift reopening of China from Covid-19 restrictions, the annual growth of global domestic RPKs accelerated to 32.7% in January, reaching 97.4% of pre-pandemic levels. International passenger traffic also continued its steady growth to reach 77.0% of January 2019 levels.
African airlines' passenger traffic up 124.8% % YoY
Recovery in air travel demand continues to rise in early 2023 with African airlines achieving 124.8% YoY growth in international RPKs (traffic levels only 12.8% under those of January 2019). January capacity was up 82.5% and load factor climbed 13.9 percentage points to 73.7%, the lowest among regions.
Global recovery accelerates as China reopens
The start of 2023 was marked by an acceleration in passenger demand recovery. Industry-wide RPKs grew by 67.0% YoY and stood at 84.2% of January 2019 levels. In seasonally adjusted terms, the global recovery trend gained further momentum as RPKs increased 7.4% month-on-month (MoM). Download the full report.