Tag: The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Heathrow Airport: 2023 was 'busiest ever' year

IATA: Passenger demand up 11% in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights. Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), was up 11.0% compared to April 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASK)...

Industry makes progress to reduce baggage mishandling, new survey reveals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released a global progress report on the implementation of baggage tracking. Focused on IATA Resolution 753, which requires tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer and arrival, the survey of 155 airlines and 94 airports reveals th...

IATA: Passenger demand up 21.5% in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for February 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights: Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 21.5% compared to February 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers...

Passenger demand recovery continues in August

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the strong post-pandemic passenger traffic trend continued in August. • Total traffic in August 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 28.4% compared to August 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 95.7% of pre-...

Controversial Schiphol flight cuts must not be pushed through by a caretaker government

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and European Regions Airline Association (ERA) warned that the proposed cuts to flight numbers at Schiphol airport must not proceed under the leadership of a caretaker government. This matter remain...

Northern Summer Travel Season off to a Strong Start

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the post-COVID recovery momentum continued in June for passenger markets. Total traffic in June 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.0% compared to June 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 94.2% of pre-CO...

Travel Demand Continues Strong in April; Domestic Traffic Fully Recovered

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced continued strong passenger traffic demand in April. Total traffic in April 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 45.8% compared to April 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 90.5% of pre-Covid levels. At 81.3%, ind...

Air Travel Growth Continues in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strong demand growth in air travel for March 2023. Total traffic in March 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 52.4% compared to March 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 88.0% of March 2019 levels. Domestic t...

IATA Signs Cooperation Agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia agreed to deepen and formalize cooperation with the aim of strengthening the economic and social benefits of aviation in Somalia. Under an agreement signed by Kamil Alawadhi, IATA’s Regional...

Passenger Demand Recovery Continued on Track in December 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year. Total traffic in 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 64.4% compared to 2021. Globally, full year 2022 traffic was at 68.5% of p...

IATA: Amount of Blocked Airline Funds Rising

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the amount of airline funds for repatriation being blocked by governments has risen by more than 25% ($394 million) in the last six months. Total funds blocked now tally at close to $2.0 billion. IATA calls on governments to remove al...

Airlines Cut Losses in 2022; Return to Profit in 2023

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023 as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their business in 2022. In 2023, airlines are expected to post a small net profit...

October Passenger Demand & Forward Bookings Signal Continuing Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in October. Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to October 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of October 2019 levels. D...

Convenience is Top Priority for Passengers Post Pandemic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2022 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), showing that travelers top concerns for travel in the post-COVID crisis period are focused on simplification and convenience. “Travel during COVID-19 was complex, cumbersome and t...

IATA announced passenger data for July 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for July 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong. Note: We have returned to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Owing to the l...

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