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Passenger air transport continued to recover in January, at 84.2% of the 2019 level

Based on January air traffic results, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that the recovery in demand for air travel continues into early 2023. Total traffic (domestic + international) in January 2023, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) flown increased 67% compared to January 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 84.2% of January 2019 levels. Domestic traffic for January 2023 is up 32.7% compared to the same period a year ago, helped by the end of China’s COVID-zero policy. Total domestic traffic for January 2023 was 97.4% of the January 2019 level. International traffic increased 104% compared to January 2022, with all markets registering strong growth, led by operators in the Asia-Pacific region. International traffic reached 77% of January 2019 levels. “Demand for air travel is off to a very healthy start in 2023. The rapid removal of COVID-19 restrictions on domestic and international travel in China bodes well for the industry’s continued strong recovery throughout the year. And, most importantly, we have not seen the many economic and geopolitical uncertainties dampening demand for travel”, said Willie Walsh, IATA Director General. – https://aeroin.net/transporte-aereo-de-passageiros-seguiu-em-recuperacao-em-janeiro-em-842-do-nivel-de-2019/