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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
- 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
- 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
- June 1. Global air cargo capacity up 13%; crosses pre-Covid levels
News / 2023
- In September, the industry showed continued strength in the air travel recovery, with revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) growing 30.1% year-on-year (YoY), reaching 97.3% of 2019 levels.
- Available seat-kilometers (ASKs) rebounded by 28.8% YoY, recovering to 96.5% of pre-pandemic capacity. Industrywide passenger load factors rose to 82.6%.
- Domestic passenger traffic achieved 28.3% annual growth in September, and surpassed 2019 RPKs by 5.0%. International passenger traffic resumed recovery, with international RPKs increasing by 31.2% compared to the same month a year ago, reaching 93.1% of pre-pandemic levels.
- Despite these positive trends, slowing domestic demand and ticket sales highlight potential challenges in the industry’s recovery.
African airlines traffic up 28.1% YoY
African airlines posted a 28.1% traffic increase in September 2023 versus a year ago. Capacity was up 29.9% and load factor slipped 1.0 percentage points to 72.6%.
September showed continued strength in demand…
Across the industry, revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) grew 30.1% year-on-year (YoY) in September, bringing them closer to 2019 traffic levels. Seasonallyadjusted data indicate a steady expansion in RPKs, showing a 1.0% month-on-month (MoM) increase over August’s numbers. Global RPKs are now within 2.7% of 2019 levels, marking substantial progress towards full recovery. Airlines in North America, Latin America and the Middle East have not only achieved full recovery in traffic volumes but have also experienced further growth in passenger traffic...
“With the end of 2023 fast approaching, we can look back on a year of strong recovery in demand as passengers took full advantage of their freedom to travel. There is every reason to believe that this momentum can be maintained in the New Year, despite economic and political uncertainties in parts of the world. But we need the whole value chain to be ready. Supply chain issues in the aircraft manufacturing sector are unacceptable. They have held back the recovery and solutions must be found. The same holds true for infrastructure providers, particularly air navigation service providers. Equipment failures, staffing shortages and labor unrest made it impossible to deliver the flying experience our customers expect. A successful 2024 needs the whole value chain to be fully prepared to handle the demand that is coming,”
Willie Walsh, IATA DG. Download the full report...