Are airlines back on schedule after the pandemic?

Fresh from the release of its latest On-Time Performance review, Cirium scrutinises how post-pandemic challenges have impacted the punctuality levels of the world’s leading airlines and airports

The aviation industry has endured significant headwinds and turbulence since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, but last year started to show the first green shoots of recovery as it moves back on course. Air travel continued to rise in the second half of 2022, with 6.8 billion passengers taking flights during the 12-months to December 31, a significant uplift over the pandemic-induced lows but barely three-quarters of the 2019 level.

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