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Net-zero transition: multiple levers in different combinations

IATA and partners published the first comprehensive review that compares 14 leading net zero CO2 transition roadmaps for aviation.


More aircraft are leased than owned by airlines globally

Airlines have a choice between buying their aircraft or leasing them. Leasing has emerged as the preferred option, rising from roughly 10% of the total fleet in the 1970s to 58% at the end of 2023.

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Mixed outcomes, positive outlook for Middle East & Africa

Load factors in the Middle East and Africa region improved significantly in 2023, as the number of origin-destination passengers reached 105% of 2019 levels, while the number of available seats reached 101%.

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Air Passenger Market Analysis February 2024

Global air traffic surpasses pre-pandemic levels in February

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Air Cargo Market Analysis February 2024

Air cargo growth continued to outpace macro indicators

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

Eastern and Central Europe take the lead in 2023

In 2023, Europe as a region regained almost fully the 2019 number of origin-destination passengers. These positive results mask the large spectrum of outcomes among subregions and countries.

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The older cargo fleet hampers emissions reductions

Aircraft in service in passenger operations are, on average, 13 years old. The average age of aircraft flying cargo is significantly higher, at 25 years.

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Gender diversity in aviation improving, but more to be done

The industry’s commitment to improving the gender balance is starting to deliver results.

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Air Passenger Market Analysis January 2024

Resilient industry-wide growth brings global traffic to near recovery

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Air Cargo Market Analysis January 2024

The new year kicks off with a promising start for air cargo

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis