(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
Dhaka: Data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that the total traffic in November 2022 increased by 41.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2021.
The data also showed that globally, traffic is now at 75.3 per cent of pre-pandemic November levels.
As for international traffic, it also saw an increase of 85.2 per cent compared to November 2021.
According to IATA, the most robust year-on-year results continued to be reported by Asia-Pacific, with all regions showing improvement compared to last year. In addition, in November 2022, international RPKs reached 73.7 per cent of November 2019 levels.
In November 2022, domestic traffic also saw an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to November 2021. Meanwhile, the total domestic traffic of November 2022 was 77.7 per cent, reaching the level of November 2019.
“Traffic results in November reinforce that consumers thoroughly enjoy the freedom to travel. Unfortunately, the reactions to China's reopening of international travel in January remind us that many governments are still playing science politics regarding Covid-19 and travel,” said Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA.
Further, IATA data showed that Asia-Pacific airlines saw a 373.9 per cent increase in traffic in November 2022 compared to November 2021, which was the region's most substantial year-on-year rate. Meanwhile, capacity increased by 159.2 per cent, and load factor increased by 35.9 percentage points to 79.2 per cent.
At the same time, last November's traffic also increased by 45.3 per cent compared to November 2021, while capacity increased by 25.1 per cent, and the load factor increased by 11.6 percentage points to 83.6 per cent.
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