Aviation Organization IATA: Demand for Air Travel Also Strong in July
Demand for air travel was also strong in July as the airline industry recovered from the corona pandemic.
The international trade association IATA reported this in the transport figures for the summer month, which is important for airlines.
According to IATA, total air traffic in July was almost 60 percent higher than in 2021. Global traffic that month was almost three-quarters of the level before the corona crisis. There was a strong recovery, especially on international routes, because people went on holiday to sunny destinations much more often.
“Performance in July remained strong, with some markets approaching pre-corona levels. And that’s even with capacity constraints in parts of the world that were unprepared for the speed at which people were returning for air travel.
There is still more ground to be gained, but this is an excellent signal as we enter the traditionally weaker autumn and winter quarters in the Northern Hemisphere,” IATA chief executive Willie Walsh said in a statement.
IATA also came up with figures on freight transport. According to the organization, global freight traffic in July was around pre-corona levels.