Africa accounts for 1.9% of the world passenger air market. (iStock)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that demand for air travel to, from and within Africa is contested by low levels of vaccination across the continent as well as the effects of rising inflation.
Africa accounts for 1.9% of the world passenger air market.
The latest data from the World Aviation Organization show that the passenger load factor of African airlines on international flights increased by 14.1 percentage points to 64.5% in March 2022 compared to March 2021. 2021
The combined workload of domestic and international passengers increased by 11 percentage points to 65.7% in March 2022 compared to March 2021.
In March 2022, the cargo volumes of African airlines increased by 3.1% in March 2022 compared to March 2021. Their carrying capacity was 8.7% higher than in March 2021.
Air transport markets reflect global economic developments. The trade environment deteriorated in March. The combination of the war in Ukraine and the proliferation of Omicron in Asia has led to rising energy costs, worsening supply chain disruptions and fueled inflationary pressures. less cargo, including air, ”explained IATA CEO Willie Walsh.
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