IBA’s latest Aviation Industry Barometer revealed that there were 87 commercial aircraft deliveries in September 2023, representing a month-on-month and year-on-year variance of -5% and -27% respectively.
IBA Insight shows that in September monthly global passenger capacity edges closer to a full recovery, reaching 99% of pre-pandemic ASKs in September 2023, a gain of 1% compared to August 2023.
In September, all markets apart from Europe and Asia Pacific were trending at or above pre-pandemic capacity. IBA continue to expect global passenger ASKs to surpass 2019 levels by October 2023.
Passenger ASKs from Chinese operators were trending 3% below 2019 levels during September, a slight regress from August where ASKs exceeded pre-pandemic volumes.
434,000 commercial passenger flights were recorded by Chinese operators in September 2023, compared to 490,000 in August 2023 and 191,000 in September 2022.
Overall, there were approximately 2.88 million commercial passenger flights in September 2023, compared to 3.08 million in August 2023, while 2.42 million flights were recorded in September 2022.
Whilst there was a fall in commercial aircraft deliveries in September 2023, so far during 2023, Airbus A320neo deliveries have averaged 45 per month, compared to Boeing’s 737 MAX at 31 per month.