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03.02.2023

Air connectivity recovers further but still below pre-COVID

The improvement in air connectivity is consistent with the ongoing recovery seen in air passenger and cargo markets over the course of 2022.

  • Chart of the Week
02.02.2023

Quick Take-Off : Trends in recession and business cycles

IATA Economics discusses the likelihood of a global recession, and examines the trends that can be observed globally

  • Industry Economic Performance
  • Profitability
27.01.2023

Declines in unit cost and yield expected to continue in 2023

The airline industry has seen a remarkable decrease in real unit costs by over 4 times, and a near 6 times reduction in real yields.

  • Chart of the Week
20.01.2023

Europe accounts for half of all new airline ‘’births” in 2022

Globally, the year 2022 brought about 39 new commercial airline operators bringing airline “births” back to pre-pandemic levels.

  • Chart of the Week
12.01.2023

Inflation likely peaked in 2022 in OECD countries

Different scenarios show that inflation likely reached its highest levels last year

  • Chart of the Week
10.01.2023

Quick Take-Off: 2023 - Key Risks on the Horizon

IATA Economics highlights some of the key risks to the global economy, to air transportation, and to its forecasts.

  • Industry Economic Performance
  • Profitability
09.01.2023

Air Passenger Market Analysis - November 2022

Recovery momentum sustained in November

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis
09.01.2023

Air Cargo Market Analysis - November 2022

Air cargo activity continued softening in November.

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis
06.01.2023

China to reopen border to international travelers

The Chinese government announced that it would reopen its border to international travelers on 8 January 2023

  • Chart of the Week
22.12.2022

Air transport and 2022 FIFA Football World Cup in Numbers

In November and December 2022, for the first time in history Qatar hosted the FIFA Football World Cup. As a result, bookings to Qatar skyrocketed.

  • Chart of the Week
16.12.2022

2023 to bring further pax recovery but softer cargo

Passenger markets are recovering strongly as more routes are opened while cargo volumes have begun to ease in 2022 from their recent highs

  • Chart of the Week
09.12.2022

A return to industry profitability in 2023

A return to profitability in 2023 would imply the speediest recovery in the industry's history, in relation to the depth of the downturn.

  • Chart of the Week
06.12.2022

Global Outlook for Air Transport - December 2022 - Data Tables

A broad look at developments in the airline industry, the context in which it is operating, and the challenges it is facing.

  • Industry Economic Performance
06.12.2022

Global Outlook for Air Transport - December 2022 - Presentation

A broad look at developments in the airline industry, the context in which it is operating, and the challenges it is facing.

  • Industry Economic Performance
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06.12.2022

Global Outlook for Air Transport - December 2022 - Report

A broad look at developments in the airline industry, the context in which it is operating, and the challenges it is facing.

  • Industry Economic Performance