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High inflation rates negatively affect RPKs in P.R. China

Air travel in the domestic Chinese market tends to be dampened by rising inflation rates

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Not all countries are affected equally by energy prices

Although crude oil prices retreated from their peak in June, world energy prices on average continued to rise in August, reaching the highest level since 2008

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China skews aggregate measures of the APAC recovery

Asia Pacific air travel demand is expected to rebound strongly when China lifts its remaining travel restrictions

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Update on the latest developments in air transport economics

Media briefing - September 2022

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Air Cargo Market Analysis - July 2022

Air cargo volumes falter slightly in July

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Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - July 2022

Recovery accelerates for the global domestic market

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

The job-rich economic slowdown

Labor markets are tight and unemployment rates low while GDP growth contracts

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Easing restrictions met with high demand in Asia Pacific

As major markets remain closed, widely different outcomes are observed in the recovery of international connectivity among countries in the Asia Pacific.

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Soaring jet fuel prices now trending downward

Global supply of oil recovered in June, and prices are expected to continue trending down till next year at least.

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Tight labor markets and the fear of recession

Low and falling unemployment rates should allay fears of recession in the US and beyond.

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The recovery in global air traffic continues

Airlines continue to demonstrate resilience and adaptability in both passenger and cargo markets.

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Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - June 2022

Strong global recovery trend persists in June

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Air Freight Monthly Analysis - June 2022

Volumes lift slightly in June, but sideways trend remains

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Economic headwinds expected to continue in 2023

The IMF lowered its global GDP forecast for 2022 to 3.2%, providing further confirmation that the operating environment for the air transport industry is likely to remain challenging

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Challenging passenger demand surge amid wider recovery

The air transport industry is facing new challenges during the current northern hemisphere summer peak season in this phase of the recovery

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