The recovery of air traffic is consolidated: 10 months of growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffic figures for the month of November 2022, showing that the recovery in air travel continued for the tenth consecutive month. Total traffic (international and domestic) in the month, measured in Passenger-Kilometres Carried (PKT), increased by 41.3% compared to November 2021, bringing it to 75.3% of November 2019 levels.

International traffic registered an 85.2% improvement in November compared to the same month of the previous year. International passenger demand reached 73.7% of November 2019 levels. Asian airlines reported the best results year-over-year, although all regions posted increases compared to the previous year. European airlines reported the highest occupancy level.

Domestic traffic increased only 3.4% compared to November 2021, as it has recovered much earlier than international, although travel restrictions in China continue to stall global data. For November, total domestic traffic reached 77.7% of the November 2019 level.

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Asian airlines recorded a 373.9% increase in November traffic compared to November 2021, the highest year-on-year rate among regions.

Traffic for European airlines in November increased by 45.3% compared to November 2021.

Middle East airlines experienced an 84.6% increase in traffic in November compared to November 2021.

North American airlines experienced a 69.9% increase in traffic in November compared to the 2021 period.

November traffic for Latin American airlines increased by 59.2% compared to the same month in 2021.

African airlines reported an 83.5% increase in November PKTs compared to a year ago.