Passenger traffic improves before Omicron strikes

The recovery in air travel continued in November 2021, prior to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID virus. International demand sustained its steady upward trend as more markets reopened. Domestic traffic, however, weakened, largely owing to strengthened travel restrictions in China.

Economics January 2022

Omicron response threatens recovery

The recovery in air travel continued in October 2021 with broad-based improvements in both domestic and international markets. But IATA warned that the imposition of travel bans by governments, against the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), could threaten the sector’s recovery.

Economics December 2021

Capacity problems but cargo still strong

Data for global air cargo markets shows that demand continued to be well above pre-crisis levels and that capacity constraints persist.

Economics November 2021