Global air travel recovery boost in October

Friday, 01 Dec, 2022 0

The air travel recovery continued in October, IATA says

Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to last October.

Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of 2019 levels. Domestic traffic for October 2022 slipped 0.8% compared to a year-ago.

Total October 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.9% of October 2019 levels.

Domestic forward bookings remain at around 70% of pre-pandemic levels. International traffic climbed 102.4% versus October 2021.

“It is highly reassuring to see demand and forward bookings so strong,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

“It bodes well for the coming winter season air travel recovery.”

Asia-Pacific airlines had a 440.4% rise year-on-, easily the strongest year-over-year rate among the regions.

Capacity rose 165.6% and load factor rose to 77.7%.

North American carriers reported a 106.8% traffic rise in October versus the 2021 period.

Capacity increased 54.1%, and load factor climbed to 83.8%.

European capacity increased 34.7%, with load factor ar 84.8%, second highest among the regions.

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