Air Passenger Traffic Increased to 84.2% of 2019 Levels

It seems that the world is slowly getting back on the right track after the global pandemic. According to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air passenger traffic has increased to 84.2% of 2019 levels.

Factors Contributing to the Increase

The following factors have contributed to the increase:

  • International Coordination: Governments and authorities around the world have worked jointly and coordinated their efforts to minimize the risk associated with the virus.
  • Travel Restrictions Easing: Governments in different countries have begun to relax travel restrictions.
  • Robust Health Protocols: We have also seen health protocols put in place such as wearing masks, social distancing and regular testing.
  • Strong Demand: Travelers are keen to get back to their usual travels and more and more travelers are travelling each day.

Potential Increase in Air Travel Demand

The potential increase in demand for air travel is great and it looks like the industry is finally getting back to the growth trajectory. Many international travel operators and airline companies have started to recognize the potential of international travel as the market is opening up.

It is estimated that the global air passenger traffic will continue to rise in 2021 and beyond. With new health protocols being implemented, air travel has become safe for passengers and a viable solution for international travelers.


Air passenger traffic is slowly increasing to levels similar to before the pandemic. International bodies, governments, airlines and travel operators are working together to ensure travelers get back to their travels safely and efficiently.

The increase in air passenger traffic is ultimately a sign of a global economy that is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. It looks like we are finally heading in the right direction.

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