Early industry performance 2021

Initial industry performance 2021

Economics Global April 2021

Airlines continue to burn through cash

The airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. New estimates for cash burn are in the $75–$95 billion range.

Economics March 2021

'Catastrophic' year for air travel demand

IATA figures show that total year 2020 demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell 65.9% compared with 2019, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history. Furthermore, forward bookings have been falling sharply since late December.

Economics February 2021