African Airlines Record Increase In Passenger Traffic

According to the International Air Transport Association report, African airlines have recorded an 84 percent increase in traffic in the continent.

The report said, “Domestic passenger markets are recovering faster (now at 86.9 percent of July 2019 levels) than international markets (which has reached 67.9 percent of July 2019 levels).”

Domestic travel represents a 62.3 percent share of the airline passenger market. International travel represents 37.7 percent of the airline passenger market

The International Air Transport Association also announced a 74.6 per cent growth in its global air traffic records.

IATA’s passenger data for July 2022 stated that the recovery in air travel continued to be strong.

The world’s airlines’ total traffic in July 2022, which was measured in revenue-passenger-kilometers, was up by 58.8 per cent when compared to July 2021.

“Globally, traffic is now at 74.6 percent of pre-crisis levels,” the IATA report stated.

It stated that domestic traffic for July 2022 was up by 4.1 per cent compared to the previous year period and was now driving the recovery.

Total July 2022 domestic traffic was at 86.9 percent than the July 2019 level.

The IATA report stated that international traffic rose 150.6 per cent versus what was recorded in July 2021.

July 2022 international RPKs reached 67.9 per cent when compared to July 2019 levels. “All markets reported strong growth, led by Asia-Pacific,” IATA stated.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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