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Aircraft. Increase global air traffic

IATA data: +44.6% passengers handled compared to the same period of 2021

The International Air Transport Association (Iata), an organization that brings together air carriers from all over the world, today published the data relating to air traffic in the month of October. These show a general recovery in the sector, with a monthly volume of passenger movements of +44.6% compared to the same period of 2021. However, this is a performance that stands at 74.2% compared to 2019, the period before the pandemic.

"Traditionally with the month of October we are already into the autumn travel season which is slower in the northern hemisphere so it is very reassuring to see that demand and early bookings continue to be so strong. It bodes well for the upcoming winter season and for the ongoing recovery", explains Iata director Willie Walsh.

These are the data relating to international traffic: there is an increase of +102.4% compared to October 2021 and advance bookings for travel between countries have increased to around 75% compared to the levels recorded in the period before the pandemic. The reopening of air borders in Asian countries had a positive impact on this good performance.

From the point of view of domestic traffic (within national borders) monthly it decreased by -0.8% compared to the same period of 2021. The figure was negatively affected by the travel restrictions related to the covid-19 in China. While if we compare it to 2019 it is equal to 77.9%, with bookings still at 70%.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency