Air transport experienced unexpected growth this summer

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According to IATA (International Air Transport Association), demand for air travel in July 2023 reached 95.6% of the pre-pandemic level, an increase of 26.2% compared to the same month of 2022. Demand was driven by increased bookings in Asia and particularly in the domestic market in mainland China

Results that only continue to rise

According to recent statistics, domestic passenger air transport increased by 8.3% in July compared to figures recorded in 2019. In the international market, 88.7% of pre-pandemic levels were achieved, with a notable increase of 21.5% on domestic routes and 29.6% on international routes compared to the seventh month of 2022.

In July, the planes were crowded

IATA Director General Willie Walsh highlighted that planes operated at full capacity throughout July, indicating an increasing number of people traveling by air. He further said that ticket sales demonstrate high traveler confidence and there are many reasons to be optimistic that the recovery will continue.

Strong international growth

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region experienced the largest increase in international air traffic, with a growth rate of 105.8% compared to July 2022. Capacity also increased by 96.2% and the coefficient of d Occupancy increased by 3.9 percentage points to 84.5%.

European operators also saw growth in international air traffic, with an increase of 13.8% compared to the previous year. Their capacity increased by 13.6% and the load factor rose to 87%. Airlines in the Middle East recorded demand growth of 22.6% in July, while airlines in North and Latin America saw growth rates of 17.7% and 25 .3%, respectively.

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