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

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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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Air Cargo Market Analysis - February 2023

While air cargo demand displayed resilience in February, air cargo traffic saw varied performance across regions,

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

Air Passenger Market Analysis - February 2023

In February, industry-wide revenue passenger-kilometers (RPKs) grew 55.5% year-on-year (YoY) and recovered 84.9% of February 2019 traffic.

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

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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Air Passenger Market Analysis - January 2023

Global passenger recovery accelerates in January

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Air Cargo Market Analysis - January 2023

Air cargo demand started the year on a weak note

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

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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Quarterly Air Transport Chartbook - Q4 2022

Quarterly review of the industry passenger, cargo and financial performance.

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  • Industry Economic Performance