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International air travel to China picks up but remains restricted.

Although international traffic picked up in January, the full recovery timeline forChina’sinternational air passengers remainsuncertain due to various constraints.

  • Chart of the Week

Uneven recovery trends in air cargo traffic and capacity

In 2022, the shares of international cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs) flown by dedicated freighters and passenger aircraft had still not returned to their balanced pre-crisis proportions.

  • Chart of the Week

Air Passenger Market Analysis - January 2023

Global passenger recovery accelerates in January

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Air Cargo Market Analysis - January 2023

Air cargo demand started the year on a weak note

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

Aircraft deliveries set to exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2023

The rebound in the number of scheduled aircraft deliveries in 2023 provides a promising outlook for the aviation industry, underpinned by a firm commitment and drive to improve the efficiency of its fleet.

  • Chart of the Week

Industry confidence remains upbeat for the year ahead

IATA's Business Confidence Survey shows a broadly positive outlook for the air transport industry in this post-COVID recovery period.

  • Chart of the Week

Quarterly Air Transport Chartbook - Q4 2022

Quarterly review of the industry passenger, cargo and financial performance.

  • Regional Economic Briefings
  • Industry Economic Performance

Industry year-end review by route area

International traffic picked up substantially in 2022, not all route areas have the same state of recovery

  • Chart of the Week

Industry recovery remains on track despite headwinds

Although the air cargo industry will continue to face macroeconomic headwinds this year, air cargo yield and revenue are expected to remain high and above those of 2019 levels.

  • Chart of the Week

Air Passenger Market Analysis - December 2022

The year ends on a strong note for the global industry.

  • Air Passenger Monthly Analysis

Air Cargo Market Analysis - December 2022

Air cargo activity continued to decline in December.

  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis

Air connectivity recovers further but still below pre-COVID

The improvement in air connectivity is consistent with the ongoing recovery seen in air passenger and cargo markets over the course of 2022.

  • Chart of the Week

Quick Take-Off : Trends in recession and business cycles

IATA Economics discusses the likelihood of a global recession, and examines the trends that can be observed globally

  • Industry Economic Performance
  • Profitability

Declines in unit cost and yield expected to continue in 2023

The airline industry has seen a remarkable decrease in real unit costs by over 4 times, and a near 6 times reduction in real yields.

  • Chart of the Week

Europe accounts for half of all new airline ‘’births” in 2022

Globally, the year 2022 brought about 39 new commercial airline operators bringing airline “births” back to pre-pandemic levels.

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