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

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Low unemployment rates provide buffer against inflation

Low unemployment and high savings, coupled with the observed strong desire to make up for the lack of travel over the past two years, are likely to lead to buoyant air traffic growth this year, in spite of the elevated rates of inflation.

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Passenger Load Factors on a Fast Track toward Recovery

Load factors are closing on 2019 levels, capacity developments show divergence in early 2022

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Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - April 2022

International traffic takes off in April 2022

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Air Freight Monthly Analysis - April 2022

Air cargo volumes fall further as capacity declines in Asia

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International bookings are boosted by summer vacation travellers and fewer restrictions

Both international and domestic bookings are recovering but there is still some degree of uncertainty what bookings will look like beyond summer.

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Asia Pacific lags behind international connectivity recovery

International connectivity is recovering globally, however Asia Pacific lags behind due to travel restrictions

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Turkey: How a cheaper currency can be good for inbound travel

The current monetary situation in Turkey benefits international air traffic and tourism

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Record debt made more affordable by rising inflation

Surging inflation might help debtors including airlines to deleverage their debt

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The global rise in consumer prices eludes China and Japan

Lower inflation in China and Japan could produce stronger demand compare to other markets.

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Air Freight Monthly Analysis - March 2022

Air cargo volumes fall to late-2020 levels

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Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - March 2022

Air travel sustains positive trend in March

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China’s new COVID lockdowns hit domestic air travel

The Chinese domestic market is significantly impacted as a result of new travel restrictions.

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Flexible air travel restrictions have benefitted Latin America

Latin America has performed well compared to other regions, due to more flexible air travel policies.

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The importance of ‘preighters’ seems to start to diminish

As passenger traffic recovers, airlines are switching from preighters to standard passenger aircraft belly cargo operations

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Imbalance of in-and outbound travel in Ukraine’s neighbors

Refugees fleeing the war mean outbound air travel became larger than inbound

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