Airlines passenger traffic increases by 124% – IATA

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The International Air Transport Association has reported that passenger traffic on African airlines increased by 124% in 2022.

The Punch reported that based on January traffic data, the IATA, a Swiss-based organization that represents international airlines internationally, stated that the increase in air travel demand was continuing in 2023.

According to the report, passenger traffic on African airlines increased by 124% in January 2023.

“African airlines’ traffic rose 124.8 per cent in January 2023 versus a year ago. January capacity was up 82.5 per cent and load factor climbed 13.9 percentage points to 73.7 per cent, the lowest among regions,” IATA said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the airline body, global traffic is currently at 84.2% of January 2019 levels, with domestic travel expected to increase by 32.7% from the previous year in January 2023.

The easing of China’s zero-COVID policy, according to the report, helped the economy thrive. Domestic travel in January 2023 was 97.4% of what it was in January 2019.

Also, according to IATA, global traffic increased by 104.0% from January 2022 to January 2023, with carriers in the Asia-Pacific region seeing the strongest growth across all markets. International RPKs increased by 77.0% from levels in January 2019.

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