International air transport has reported a 124% growth in passenger traffic at African airlines.
This report by disclosed in a statement by the international air transport.
In its statement, it was reported that African airlines’ traffic rose 124.8% in January 2023 versus a year ago. January capacity was up 82.5%, and the load factor climbed 13.9 percentage points to 73.7%, the lowest among regions. It said that in January 2023, African airlines’ passenger traffic rose by 124%.
Globally, traffic is now at 84.2% of January 2019 levels, with domestic traffic for January 2023 rising to 32.7% compared to the prior year, according to the airline body.
It said the growth was aided by the lifting of the zero-COVID policy in China. Total January 2023 domestic traffic was at 97.4% of the January 2019 level.
Also, IATA said international traffic climbed by 104.0 percent versus January 2022, with all markets recording strong growth, led by carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. International RPKs reached 77.0% of January 2019 levels.
The Switzerland-based IATA, which represents international airlines globally, said the recovery in air travel demand would continue in 2023, based on January traffic results.