2022: The aviation recovery and its challenges

New data published by Cirium in mid-April shows the aviation industry recovery is well underway. It suggests there was strong global capacity growth through 2021, ending December ‘just’ 32% down compared to the end of 2019.


While the recovery stalled in January 2022, due to the Omicron outbreak, it resumed once again in March and early April.Looking at specific regions, European market capacity was around one-third down over pre-crisis levels during January, but this has now recovered following the removal of many COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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