India’s air traffic reaches 86% pre-Covid level in 2022, says IATA
The IATA (International Air of Transport Association), said that domestic traffic in India reached 85.7 per cent of its pre-Covid year level in 2022, despite the recovery in air travel continuing into December of the previous year.
Total traffic in 2022 (measured revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose 64.4 per cent compared to 2021, said IATA.
International traffic, globally, in 2022 climbed 152.7 per cent versus 2021 and reached 62.2 per cent of 2019 levels. December 2022 international traffic climbed 80.2 per cent over December 2021, reaching 75.1 per cent of the level in December 2019.
The recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year. India’s full-year domestic traffic rose 48.8 per cent versus 2021, reaching 85.7 per cent of the 2019 level, IATA said.