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International demand from PR China has yet to recover

PR China remained under strict travel policies for three years, while the rest of the world closely watched for its reopening and the effects it would have on the global economy and air traffic numbers.

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Air freighters increase market share on transpacific route

In the fourth quarter of 2023, the airline industry recorded 58.2 billion international Cargo Tonne-Kilometers (CTKs), which amounts to 99% of the Q4 2019 level and 92% of the peak demand observed in Q4 2021.

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Aviation Value Chain

An analysis of investor returns in 2022 within the aviation value chain

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International traffic grew in all major route areas in 2023

All major international route areas expanded in 2023 on year-on-year basis. International passenger traffic saw a significant resurgence, with global Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) soaring by 42% over the previous year.

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2023 saw a stellar industry-wide performance

Industry-wide traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), grew by an impressive 36.9% in 2023 compared to 2022, and reached 94.1% of 2019 levels.

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Air Cargo Market Analysis December 2023

Air cargo closing the year with strong momentum

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

Air Passenger Market Analysis December 2023

2023 was marked by strong industry-wide recovery

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Geopolitical tensions disrupt airline competitive landscape

Recent geopolitical disruptions have impacted jet fuel prices in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) disproportionately.

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French domestic flight bans and carbon emissions reductions

In June 2023, France formally introduced a ban on direct domestic flights that could be replaced by a train ride lasting no more than 2 ½ hours.

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A historic election year in 2024 spells elevated policy risk

2024 will be a historic year in terms of national elections around the world. More than 70 countries will go to the polls, involving 4.2 billion people, and hence a majority of the world’s population for the first time ever.

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