GENEVA – Middle Eastern airlines had an 84.6% growth in traffic in November compared to the same month in 2021, according to a recent report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which also noted that global air travel recovery continued throughout the month.
Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels, according to the report. Total traffic in November 2022 rose 41.3% compared to November 2021.
International traffic rose 85.2% versus November 2021. The Asia-Pacific continued to report the strongest year-over-year results with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior year.
“Traffic results in November reinforce that consumers are thoroughly enjoying the freedom to travel. Unfortunately, the reactions to China’s reopening of international travel in January reminds us that many governments are still playing science politics when it comes to Covid-19 and travel,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.