Make confident decisions with the most reliable industry data available

The rapid shifts in the aviation industry make it increasingly difficult for leaders to get the in-depth statistics they need to make clear, data-backed choices for their organizations.

As a trusted source for over 60 years, WATS has always provided the most accurate statistical resource for the aviation industry. Every year, over 250 international airlines submit exclusive data to IATA for WATS. Access to this proprietary information gives you the ability to see and analyze industry shifts and trends on both micro and macro levels.

Always dedicated to matching the pace of the industry, we're now offering an even easier way to access and utilize this highly valuable data.

Introducing WATS Digital

A faster, simpler, and more intuitive way to access and analyze a wealth of information, WATS is now a responsive digital resource that gives you the ability to:

  • Access high-level, global perspectives on industry trends.
  • Identify and isolate key metrics to measure and analyze particular industry shifts.
  • Dig into the data to gain deeper insights on issues specific to your business.
  • Sort, arrange and present valuable information in streamlined, interactive reports.

Employing the exceptional capabilities of PowerBI, WATS helps you interact and utilize data in a highly effective and more efficient way, expanding your opportunity to scale, innovate, and execute better strategies for your organization. 

Now a 12-month subscription, the WATS Digital allows you to access the information you want, exactly when you need it most. 

See how WATS Digital can help you make informed decisions and clear strategies for your business:

WATS gives forward-thinking leaders the ability to recognize important industry patterns and opportunities for innovation while also providing valuable insights to help organizations better allocate their resources to save time and money.

Offering a variety of subscription models to suit your needs

ANNUAL  Global

Great for individual consultants, WATS Annual gives you a full statistical overview of the aviation industry from the previous year.

  • 2021 Statistical Data

Perfect individuals who require in-depth longitudinal analysis, WATS Global offers a comprehensive, 11-year overview of the aviation industry from 2010 to 2021.

  • 2021 Statistical Data
  • WATS 2010-2021
  • Compare years
  • Analyse industry trends

WATS Digital offers highly sought-after information and expert analyses, giving a complete understanding of the aviation industry’s performance over the last year. 

What information is included in WATS Digital? 

Industry demand:

Derived from exclusive airline information, WATS provides actual passenger and cargo traffic data with multiple breakdowns, for example — region, nationality, airline type, global route, and cabin.

It also provides forecasts using established industry performance metrics such as:

  • Revenue Passengers (PAX)
  • Revenue Passenger-Kilometres (RPK)
  • Passenger Load Factor (PLF)
  • Cargo Tonne-Kilometres (CTK)
  • Freight Tonnes (FRT)
  • Revenue Tonne-Kilometres (RTK)
  • Cargo Load Factor (CLF)
  • Weight Load Factor (WLF)

Industry supply information:

Get a full picture of the supply of air transport based on operating fleet and scheduled passenger capacity using metrics that include:

  • Available Seat-Kilometres (ASK)
  • Available Cargo Tonne-Kilometres (ACTK)
  • Available Tonne-Kilometres (ATK)

Industry performance information:

Gain a clear perspective of financial performance based on metrics such as yields, airline detailed cost, and revenue structure, as well as safety and security performance rates.

Individual airline data:

Use detailed airline traffic, fleet, employee, and financial data for further benchmarking, comparisons, and analysis.


Access airline, airport, and country rankings based on selected passenger and freight metrics, airline rankings that are based on financial, fleet, and employee data.

Aircraft statistics:

Get key metrics on fleet data for the number of aircrafts in service,  hours flown, kilometers flown, length of the scheduled route network, and utilization expressed as average hours flown.