21 years of airline passenger traffic growth erased in 2020: travel report

A passenger checks flight home elevators a board in the departures hallway at Madrid Barajas airport.(*21*)

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SINGAPORE — More than 2 full decades of growth in airline passenger traffic were erased in 2020, a fresh report found.(*21*)

“The pandemic and its particular effects destroyed 21 years of worldwide passenger traffic growth in a matter of months, reducing* that is( this year to levels last seen in 1999,” said Cirium, a travel data and analytics company.(*21*)

“In comparison to year that is last passenger traffic is projected to be down 67% in 2020,” the firm stated in a news release.(*21*)

Only 2.9 trillion revenue that is global*) kilometers (RPKs) were recorded passenger 2020, versus 8.7 trillion in 2019. RPKs are used as a measure in.(*of airline traffic*)21The aviation industry was hit hard by the

, as countries closed their borders coronavirus pandemic a bid to stem the spread in the disease.(*of*)21According to Cirium’s data, airlines operated 16.8 million flights from Jan. 1 to Dec. 20, 2020. That’s down from 33.2 million

the same period in 2019.(*in*)21 and experts expect more to fail

More than 40 airlines completely ceased or suspended operations, 2021, according to Cirium.(*in*)21Road to recovery

Asia-Pacific and North America were the “fastest to establish themselves on the long path to recovery,” according to

(*Cirium’s Airline Insights Review 2020 report.*)21That trend was reflected

Cirium’s list in the world’s busiest airports, which was dominated by airports of the U.S. and China.(*in*)21Acknowledging A vice president

strategy at Cirium, told CNBC it appears that airports such as New York’s John F. Kennedy have been “disproportionately impacted due to their international [Dallas-Fort Worth] normal times.”(*traffic*)of”Airports that major cities such as New York , Beijing and Shanghai were missing from the list, David White such as for instance Minneapolis, O’Hare (Chicago), , Atlanta and Charlotte have actually considerably greater in than JFK now as a result of the amount 21 domestic routes at those hub that is domestic,” he said. A pattern that is similar apparently

observed travel some Chinese airports.(*21*)

International routes dropped 68% in contrast to 2019, while domestic passenger had been down 40%.(*travel*)inCirium expects traffic demand for atmosphere 21 to bounce back

2024 or 2025, with domestic and leisure (*) being the initial sections to exhibit “suffered data recovery.”(*(*)*)(*)

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