Passenger Demand

Full international recovery by 2024, says Saudia CEO

Saudia’s CEO is confident in a full international passenger traffic recovery and return to profitability by 2024. ...


China Eastern’s Labor Day numbers exceed 2019

China Eastern Labor day domestic travel numbers are expected to exceed 2019, despite covid restrictions and first quarter losses...


JetBlue confident in future despite $636M loss in Q1 2021

JetBlue recorded a pre-tax loss of $636 million for Q1 2021 but seems to be confident about the company’s financial future....


U.S. airlines gauge positive outlook on surge in leisure travel demand

Return in leisure demand sparks hiring hopes as U.S. airlines position their business to take on added capacity....


Lufthansa Group expects sharp recovery in summer 2021

The CEO of Lufthansa Group expects a “sharp recovery” in passenger traffic around the summer season of 2021.   ...


Emirates to restore route network to 67 destinations from Aug 10

On July 27, the Gulf carrier announced the resumption of its route network to Nairobi from August 2, and Baghdad and Basra from August 10, as it expands its growing network and offers its customers more convenient connections to Dubai and through Dubai. The carrier will resume passenger services to Seychelles from August 1, operating the network 5 times a week with a B777-300ER and also bolster its services to the Maldives from August 4 on the sa...


Travelers request information in real time from the airlines

In the 2018 edition of the global passenger survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air travelers in the world expressed their desire to have real-time information on their personal electronic devices about their air travel experience....


How did August 2018 passenger demand do across the globe?

The latest update from IATA – on global passenger traffic data for August 2018 – was released on October 1, 2018, showing that demand (RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. Capacity (ASKs) increased by 5.5%, while load factor climbed 0.7% percentage point to 85.3%, – the highest for any month since at least 1990....