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

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15.01.2021

Near-term outlook remains challenging despite vaccine progress

Bookings for Q1 have deteriorated compared to Q4, suggesting weak short term outlook

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
12.01.2021

Challenging outlook for airlines, despite vaccine progress

Presentation of the latest data and outlook for air transport.

  • COVID-19
  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Presentations
  • Shocks
  • All Presentations
08.01.2021

Passenger bookings point to a difficult start for 2021

Recovery in air travel has been stalling amidst rising COVID-19 cases.

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
17.12.2020

Santa Claus provides a competitive alternative to air and ocean trade

Santa's sleighs may provide support to gift transport, but there are risks...

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
10.12.2020

Shortening quarantine from 14 to 5 days boosts UK bookings

The positive impact of the new 'Test to release' policy has been already seen in the UK passenger bookings.

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
08.12.2020

Most air travel markets remain weak

Update on the recovery in air passenger traffic

  • COVID-19
  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
04.12.2020

Restoring air connectivity is a key driver of economic recovery

The evolution of air connectivity levels during the pandemic for the five best connected countries in the world

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
27.11.2020

Vaccines may bring end to cash burn by the end of 2021

The airline industry is projected to burn a further $75 billion of cash between 4Q 2020 and mid-2021.

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
20.11.2020

Strong cargo revenues making some long-haul services possible

Modelling cargo and passenger operations shows that high cargo yields make long-haul passenger flights possible.

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
04.11.2020

Air travel slows in September, but cargo speeding up

Update on latest air traffic developments in September 2020.

  • COVID-19
  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
30.10.2020

Is cash break-even “even” possible in 2021

Even with the traffic recovery in 2021, airlines may not be able to decrease unit costs enough to meet falling unit revenues.

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
27.10.2020

Can costs be downsized to make the industry cash positive

Update on cash burn and how airlines can decrease costs

  • COVID-19
  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
23.10.2020

Downsizing costs will be a priority in the era of curtailed demand

Cargo revenues do not offset the lack of passenger traffic, so airlines must continue downsizing costs

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
16.10.2020

What do the new GDP and trade forecasts suggest for air cargo

Updated trade forecasts highlight the risk that the rebound in air cargo in 2021 might be slower than expected

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week
09.10.2020

Airline industry will continue to burn through cash until 2022

With unavoidable costs and a weak recovery in passenger demand, airlines will burn through cash until 2022

  • COVID-19
  • Chart of the Week