IBA, the aviation industry consultant, has published its latest Aviation Industry Barometer for April 2022.
IBA’s data intelligence platform, IBA Insight, indicates that the recovery of global passenger flights grew by 2% in April 2022, with flight capacity at 74% relative to pre-pandemic levels.
IBA’s Aviation Industry Barometer for April 2022 also reveals that Europe showed strong capacity recovery in April, with flights at 79% of pre-pandemic levels. Latin/North America and Africa continue to lead the global recovery with capacity for all regions at more than 85% pre-pandemic levels.
Asia Pacific flight capacity continues to show a year-on-year capacity decline – tight restrictions and lockdowns across major cities in China have hampered travel, with this trend likely to continue in the near-term.
There were 82 commercial aircraft deliveries in April 2022, representing a month-on-month variance of -20% compared to March 2022 and a year-on-year increase of 19% compared to April 2021.
Deliveries in the narrow-body category were led by the A320neo family, while wide-body deliveries were dominated by the A350 family.