​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These pages provide analysis of economic and policy developments affecting the financial performance of the global airline industry.​​​​​​​​​​

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A snapshot of aviation in Türkiye

Ahead of IATA’s 79th AGM in Istanbul today’s chart provides a snapshot of aviation in Türkiye.

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Industry confidence in the passenger outlook exceeds cargo

The latest IATA Business Confidence Survey, which asks airline executives to share their near-term expectations for the industry, points to a positive outlook for both passenger traffic in particular, and also for cargo volumes over the year ahead.

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Strong ticket sales point to a busy summer travel season

Ticket sales in major region markets indicate a sustained strong demand for air travel for the coming peak season

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Passenger demand rebounds sharply in first quarter of 2023

Global passenger traffic ended the first quarter of 2023 on a strong note, with revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) increasing by 58.3% year-on-year. This growth recovered global RPKs to 85.9% of pre-pandemic levels, signaling a significant improvement from the previous year.

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Cargo load factors on major route areas outperform industry average

Industry-level air cargo load factors (CLFs) have been trending downward since the spring of 2021 due to softening air cargo demand and the recovery of belly-hold cargo capacity on passenger flights

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International air connectivity closing in on pre-COVID levels

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Airfares recover amid soaring jet fuel costs and inflation

There has been much media coverage of the perceived acceleration in air ticket prices compared to the general rise in consumer price inflation (CPI). Here we provide some perspective on these evolutions.

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Premium class air travel recovers ahead of total traffic

While premium traffic has recovered faster than total passengers, recovery remains uneven across regions.

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Strikes in France create significant disruption to air travel

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Parked aircraft returning to service support global recovery

Airlines have shifted their airline assets back into service, in line with the increase in air passenger demand.

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Assessing recent US banking turmoil

The banking unrest that began in the United States earlier this month has raised concerns about the stability of global financial markets

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International air travel to China picks up but remains restricted.

Although international traffic picked up in January, the full recovery timeline forChina’sinternational air passengers remainsuncertain due to various constraints.

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Uneven recovery trends in air cargo traffic and capacity

In 2022, the shares of international cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs) flown by dedicated freighters and passenger aircraft had still not returned to their balanced pre-crisis proportions.

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Aircraft deliveries set to exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2023

The rebound in the number of scheduled aircraft deliveries in 2023 provides a promising outlook for the aviation industry, underpinned by a firm commitment and drive to improve the efficiency of its fleet.

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Industry confidence remains upbeat for the year ahead

IATA's Business Confidence Survey shows a broadly positive outlook for the air transport industry in this post-COVID recovery period.

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