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IATA revealed that international passenger demand experienced a substantial 26.3% growth in February 2024 © Shutterstock

IATA report reveals February 2024 global passenger trends

The latest data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveils key insights into global passenger demand for February 2024: Total Demand: Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) surged by 21.5% compared to February 2023, while available seat kilometres (ASK) increased by 18.7% year-on-year. The load factor for February reached 80.6%, marking a 1.9 percentage points

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Finnair posts traffic performance for March 2024

In March 2024, Finnair carried 918,900 passengers, this was 3.6% less than in at the same time the previous year, while overall capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASK), increased by 3.9% year-on-year. If wet lease outs are included, capacity increased by 2.8%. Finnair’s traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), increased by 0.3%. Passenger

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WorldACD: Air cargo rates are rising from most of the main global regions

Air cargo rates are rising from most of the main global regions, especially from Asia Pacific and from Middle East & South Asia (MESA), strengthened by the ongoing disruptions to container shipping and elevated demand for cross-border e-commerce shipments. According to the latest weekly figures and analysis from WorldACD Market Data, the average global rate

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Fraport reports increased traveller volumes for February, despite strikes

Some 3.9 million travellers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in February 2024. Despite strikes on several days, the volume was up 12.9% from the corresponding month of 2023. The strikes resulted in the cancellation of about 1,770 flights, preventing roughly 225,000 passengers from traveling via Frankfurt as planned. This shortfall was only partially offset by the

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Passenger traffic at Fraport Group's airports worldwide continues to grow

Frankfurt Airport begins year with continued passenger growth

Some 4.1 million passengers travelled via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in January 2024, an increase of 11.1% year-on-year. Passenger numbers for the month in review were still 12.6% below the figure for January 2019 before the pandemic. Cargo volumes in Frankfurt rose significantly in January 2024, climbing by 8.8% year-on-year to 154,296 metric tonnes. The number of

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Mark Drusch

Mark Drusch joins Qatar Airways Cargo as Chief Officer Cargo

Mark Drusch has been appointed as Chief Officer Cargo for Qatar Airways Cargo, effective immediately. With over 25 years in senior airline management roles, Drusch is a well-known figure in the aviation world. His most recent role was SVP Revenue Management, Alliances and Strategy at Qatar Airways where he led the development and implementation of

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Frankfurt Airport

Some 59.4 million passengers travelling via Frankfurt Airport in 2023

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has recorded a significant recovery in passenger demand across 2023. In total, some 59.4 million passengers travelled via Germany’s largest aviation hub in 2023 – representing a 21.3% increase compared to 2022. However, passenger numbers for 2023 remained 15.9% below the pre-crisis 2019 level. Aircraft movements in Frankfurt climbed by 12.6% year-on-year

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SAS welcomed 1.6 million passengers in December 2023

SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has reported that 1.6 million passengers travelled with SAS in December, a six-percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by almost 12% and RPK increased by 14%, compared to December 2022. The flown load factor for December was 73%. “1.6 million passengers travelled with SAS in

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Norwegian carries 1.3 million passengers in December

In December 2023, Norwegian carried more than 1.3 million passengers and recorded a strong load factor of 83.6%, six-percentage points higher than December 2022. Throughout 2023, Norwegian carried over 20 million passengers, a 16% increase from the previous year. The capacity (ASK) was 2,013 million seat kilometres, down five percent from the same period last

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Frankfurt Airport © Fraport

Frankfurt Airport passenger numbers increase 12.2 % in November

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 4.6 million passengers in November 2023 – an increase of 12.2% year-on-year. Compared to pre-crisis levels, passenger numbers in the reporting month were still 9.4% lower than in November 2019. Cargo traffic in Frankfurt (comprising airfreight and airmail) rebounded in November 2023, growing by 6.0% year-on-year to 174,258 metric tonnes.

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