Global airline traffic recovery gathers pace, Africa’s World Cup boost
The recovery of global airline capacity, traffic and yields is gathering pace again after the European ash crisis setback in April. OAG reports the world’s airlines are scheduling 2.6 million flights offering 318.2 million seats this month, up 6% and 7%, respectively year-on-year. The schedule growth is consistent with May’s increases of 5% for flights and 6% for seats year-on-year. [1073 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- Domestic US lagging (but load factors booming)
- Emerging markets booming
- Africa’s World Cup boost
- European traffic improving (and yields too: Air France-KLM)
- Global airports also positive, but some freight concerns linger
Graphs and data:
- US domestic flight departures: Jun-2001 to Jun-2010
- ACI total passenger number growth: Apr-2009 to Apr-2010
- ACI pax growth by region in Apr-2010 and YTD Apr-2010
- ACI total cargo volume growth: Apr-2009 to Apr-2010
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