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17 March 2022

On-demand webinar: Air travel recovery to resume in 2022 post-Omicron

In this on-demand webinar organized by IATA and Tourism Economics, we discuss the Air Passenger Forecast (APF) and the expected recovery in 2022, which includes a 20-year outlook as well as quarterly data points.

What does the latest IATA Passenger Forecast show?


Latest data for 2021 show that recovery on some major international routes was faster than expected towards the end of the year. However, the Omicron wave hit and disrupted activity resulting in the re-imposition of some travel restrictions. As infection rates are starting to fall and the importance of vaccines becomes ever clearer, we look towards continued recovery in 2022 and beyond. This includes key drivers of growth and expected recovery for major routes such as the likely transatlantic improvements. New quarterly details are shared to look at expected recovery during the year, as well as alternative scenarios and risks.

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What is covered in the Air travel recovery to resume in 2022 post-Omicron webinar?


  • The world GPD in relation to the aviation industry
  • The impact of Ukraine’s invasion and the introduced sanctions on passenger numbers
  • The rise of jet fuel prices
  • Inflation and its impact on consumer purchasing power
  • Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) for domestic and international markets
  • Developments surrounding COVID-19 including cases, hospitalizations, vaccination, travel restrictions
  • Willingness to travel
  • Near-term global as well as quarterly forecasts

Where to find more information on long-term passenger forecasts?


If you need to take long-term decisions and require an informed view on what is happening to air travel markets, then the IATA 20-Year Passenger Forecast is your reference. Harnessing big data and industry-leading expertise, IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast analyzes the fundamental drivers of air travel demand. As an airline, airport, government agency, tourism company, or firm financing aviation initiatives, you need to understand how air passenger traffic will recover from the COVID-19 crisis, and how it will evolve over the long-term.

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