The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for August 2022 showing continued momentum in the air travel recovery.
- Total traffic in August 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 67.7% compared to August 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 73.7% of pre-crisis levels.
- Domestic traffic for August 2022 was up 26.5% compared to the year-ago period. Total August 2022 domestic traffic was at 85.4% of the August 2019 level.
- International traffic rose 115.6% versus August 2021 with airlines in Asia delivering the strongest year-over-year growth rates. August 2022 international RPKs reached 67.4% of August 2019 levels.
“The Northern Hemisphere peak summer travel season finished on a high note,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.
“Considering the prevailing economic uncertainties, travel demand is progressing well.