Aviation industry data-driven insights

Airline revenue is poised to approach USD 1 trillion

7 June 2024

The airline industry’s revenue is projected to reach USD 996 billion in 2024, marking a 10% year-on-year (YoY) growth rate and reaching the highest nominal value in aviation history—just shy of the evocative threshold of USD 1 trillion.

A snapshot of aviation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

31 May 2024

Ahead of IATA’s 80th AGM in Dubai, today’s chart provides a snapshot of aviation in the United Arab Emirates.

Lack of harmonized rules hampers plastic replacement

24 May 2024

Plastic pollution is a key challenge of our times. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 430 million metric tons of plastic is produced each year, with over one-third being discarded after only one use.

Premium traffic and revenue are back on track

17 May 2024

Premium class traffic, which comprises both Business and First class, contributed to about 20% of the total passenger revenues on average over the 2011 to 2019 period while only representing 7% of total revenue passenger-kilometers (RPK).

Slow aircraft deliveries delay renewal benefits to airlines 

10 May 2024

The pace at which new aircraft are delivered has slowed dramatically, firstly during the Covid-19 pandemic and since then, because of ongoing supply chain challenges.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Pathways and Product Slate

3 May 2024

Aviation Net-zero CO2 2050 aspirations need various measures, including fleet renewal, operational efficiency, and the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Non-traditional markets lead in the Americas region

26 April 2024

In the Americas, most markets have recovered or surpassed the 2019 levels in terms of both the number of passengers carried and the available seat capacity in 2023.

Net-zero transition: multiple levers in different combinations

19 April 2024

IATA and partners published the first comprehensive review that compares 14 leading net zero CO2 transition roadmaps for aviation.

More aircraft are leased than owned by airlines globally

12 April 2024

Airlines have a choice between buying their aircraft or leasing them. Leasing has emerged as the preferred option, rising from roughly 10% of the total fleet in the 1970s to 58% at the end of 2023.

Mixed outcomes, positive outlook for Middle East & Africa 

5 April 2024

Load factors in the Middle East and Africa region improved significantly in 2023, as the number of origin-destination passengers reached 105% of 2019 levels, while the number of available seats reached 101%.